Exeter and Andover will play their annual foot ball game tomorrow afternoon at Andover.
The game ought to attract a great crowd, especially so since the two schools did not play last year, owing to the trouble between the two faculties. It has been the general opinion throughout the fall that Andover has a much better team than her opponents and will have little difficulty in winning. Andover, undoubtedly, has a fine eleven. She excels in team work, and all the men play a quick, sharp game. Exeter did not begin the season auspiciously, but her eleven has improved very rapidly of late, and a stubborn and plucky fight between the two academies may be expected. The last contest was won by Andover, but before that Exeter had beaten for three years consecutively.
Harvard has always sent up a large delegation to witness these games, and as no 'varsity game has yet been arranged for tomorrow, the number to go from Cambridge will probably be much larger than usual. It is very probable that the Harvard-Andover men will club together and get a coach from which to view the contest. The students at Exeter have made up almost a half-dozen new cheers which have been printed, and the whole school has been practising the new yells every afternoon for a week. Both schools are making unusual preparations for the struggle. The teams will probably be as follows:
Exeter.- Rushers, Irvine, James, Truesdell, Grant, Squires, Colburn, Conly; quarter-back, J. Thomas; halfbacks, Maxwell, Grouard; full-back, Phelan.
Andover.- Rushers, Cox, Townsend, Ogilvie, Perkins, Taylor, Colt, Hinkey; quarter-back, Sheffield; half-backs, Woodruff, Hopkins; full-back, Knapp.