One of the longest running football rivalries in Illinois, the Geneva Vikings and Batavia Bulldogs have battled it out over 100 times since the first meeting in 1913. Each team has gone through a stretch of dominance in the series, with Geneva winning nineteen in a row from 1967-1985, and Batavia currently on an eleven-game streak, winning each matchup dating back to 2011; however, the all-time record is still in favor of Geneva at 51-47-5. This year, the 104th matchup, is shaping up to be to good one, as Geneva hopes to break their losing streak and Batavia looks to continue their reign of dominance.
In Illinois it was a defensive showdown between the Bulldogs and the Vikings. After an almost scoreless first half, Batavia puts 7 on the board with four and a half left in the first half. Another TD from the Dogs sends this game to the locker rooms with a score of 14-0. Geneva returned from halftime answering with a TD but was met with a kickoff return by Batavia to bring the game to 21-7. On the Bulldogs’ next possession, they secured another touchdown and after a missed extra point, this game ended the 3rd quarter, 27-7. In the 4th, the Bulldogs put up another 6 making the final score 33-7.