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From actual statistics it is shown that at Andover the football eleven of last season had a considerably higher scholarship average than that of the whole school.
The following is an extract from The Phillipian in comment:
"It is worthy of note that the scholarship of the football team is decidedly above that of the entire school, and also that one member of the football team was not absent from any exercise during the entire term, and that another member lost but one; also that two men on the football team are on the honor list, and that two others lacked but one mark. It will also be noticed that the upper classes have a higher percentage than the lower, and the classical side is better than the English. The conclusions can be drawn from a study of the figures; that football success is not incompatible with scholarship; that football is an intellectual game, and not merely a test of physical strength, and that the active scholarship rule is favorable not only to scholarship, but also to football success, particularly in view of the excellent record made by this team on the football field last fall."
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