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Greenwich Man To Play In Rivalry Game At Yankee Stadium

Dylan Wadsworth in March 2014, when he was signing his letter of intent to play with Lafayette College.
Dylan Wadsworth in March 2014, when he was signing his letter of intent to play with Lafayette College. Photo Credit: www.brunswickschool.org/

GREENWICH, Conn. – Dylan Wadsworth of Greenwich, a member of the Lafayette College football team, will be participating in the 150th meeting of college football's most-played rivalry on Saturday, Nov. 22, at Yankee Stadium.

More than 49,000 tickets have been sold for the game, which will be televised nationally on the CBS Sports Network.

Wadsworth, a freshman, is a graduate of Brunswick School in Greenwich.

Lafayette leads the all-time series against Lehigh University, 77-67-5, and won the 2013 meeting, 50-28, en route to a Patriot League title and an FCS playoff berth.

The two schools, which are located 15 miles apart in Pennsylvania, first met in ‘The Rivalry’ in 1884, one year after standardized football rules were instituted in the United States.

Much has changed since that initial meeting, including the invention of the football helmet by Lafayette's George “The Rose” Barclay in 1894, and the forward pass, which Lehigh's Head Coach Howard R. Reiter is credited with helping develop in the early 1900s.

The Rivalry has continued unabated since 1897, making it both the most-played rivalry and the longest continuously played rivalry series in college football. This year marks not only the 150th game, but also the 118th consecutive year, and just the second time it will be played at a neutral site.

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