Arlington and Fairfax have a football rivalry that goes back many years!
The insert to the game program for the Washington-Liberty (formerly Washington-Lee) Generals/Fairfax Rebels football game on Friday, Sept. 11, 1964, reads:
“The Generals are defending their Northern Virginia Championship tonight when they come up against their first and one of the toughest teams of the season – the Fairfax Rebels.
“Fairfax’s 18 returning lettermen that helped leave last year’s game scoreless will be W-L’s biggest headache. General Coach John Youngblood also feels Fairfax is going to have the heaviest team in the league.
“Coach Youngblood claims that depth is the team’s problem and that he will be depending on half a dozen men to play both ways… [b]ut Coach Youngblood is optimistic about the whole thing. ‘We will beat them if we can manage to get more points.'”
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WHAT WAS THE FINAL SCORE?
The Librarians says
Sorry this took so long to answer – it turns out that we don't have the 1964 Washington-Lee yearbook in our collection! Unfortunately, Coach Youngblood's optimism wasn't enough – the Fairfax Rebels beat the Washington-Lee Generals, 7-0.
My favorite Arlington football memories was usually the W-L/Yorktown games when I was a high school student. Yorktown usually blew out W-L badly. Ironically now I live around the corner from W-L and can hear their football games every fall.
I grew up on N. 13th St. just a block and a half from the front entrance of Washington-Lee High School. I attended many football games and especially loved the big bonfires in the fall. W-L General alumni, 1960