The Game


The annual football game between Woodberry Forest School and Episcopal High School is a fierce but friendly struggle that has consumed students, players, alumni, and parents of the two boarding schools since 1901.

The 120th Game will be played at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Woodberry Forest School.

The Game Weekend

On the second Saturday in November of each year, Woodberry plays its rival, Episcopal High School, at Johnson Stadium. This year will be the 120th meeting between the two schools.  Many families come to Woodberry to participate in the weekend’s activities, the details of which follow.  We require all students to attend the game, and many will depart from the game Saturday to stay overnight with their parents. 
Thursday, November 11, 2021
Board of Trustees Meeting
Friday, November 12, 2021
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. SCHOOL STORE is OPEN  

2:15 p.m. – Walker Building Rededication  All are welcome!

5:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Buffet Dinner for Students 
Students may not leave campus for dinner. Parents may join their sons for buffet dinner in the dining hall, or eat off campus.
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Campaign Kickoff Dinner* 
We will host the Campaign Kickoff  dinner in the Barbee Center.
*This event is invitation-only.

7:00 p.m. The hill is CLOSED to all traffic. 

7:45 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. Study Hall for All Woodberry Students
8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. BONFIRE BASH*
Join us for Woodberry's annual Bonfire Bash, which will be held Friday, November 12, from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. This informal, young person, and family-friendly event — featuring a variety of food trucks providing snacks and camaraderie — will take place outside of the Squash Pavilion (behind Johnson Stadium) to set the stage for the legendary bonfire. 
*Bonfire Bash is rain or shine!
10:00 p.m. BONFIRE
Following the Bonfire Bash, the Woodberry community, along with visiting guests, will gather at the bonfire. The bonfire is the ultimate Woodberry pep rally and a tradition the boys love. Expect to be amazed by the energy — and the heat! Should you choose to attend, you will stand in the field with other guests and watch the action. The dress code is “festive casual” — wear your orange and black! Be prepared for cool or wet weather; rain boots are often a good idea as our fields can be muddy.
10:45 p.m. On-Dorm Time
All students must return to dorm by 10:45 p.m.
Saturday, November 13, 2021

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. SCHOOL STORE is OPEN

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. STADIUM BOOTH of WOODBERRY GEAR is OPEN 

2:00 p.m. THE 120th GAME: WOODBERRY VS EHS
Show your Tiger pride by wearing orange and black, and be prepared to cheer! Please don’t bring banners or signs to the game.
View The Game program here

Watch The Game LIVE!

Woodberry's YouTube Channel
Woodberry's Facebook Page Live
Watch The Game LIVE!

Woodberry's YouTube Channel
Woodberry's Facebook Page Live

View The Game program here

The Game Watch Parties

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Parking Information for The Game Weekend

We look forward to welcoming parents, alumni, and friends of Woodberry back to campus next month for the 120th consecutive football game between Woodberry Forest School and Episcopal High School. This year all game-day parking will be in the fields on either side of the main driveway, as outlined in this map. For safety reasons, we cannot allow any football traffic up the hill on Saturday morning (Admission candidates will be able to drive up the hill for interviews and tours). 
This means boys taking weekends should plan to bring their overnight bag down the hill with them, as the road will remain closed until well after the conclusion of the game.  These parking restrictions also ensure the safety of our visitors, since the temporary bleacher we erect for the EHS fans sits on the main driveway near the Barbee Center. Thank you for your cooperation as we ensure a safe and exciting weekend for students, school employees, and our guests from Alexandria.
We encourage game goers to arrive early if you would like a specific spot or have a great deal to unload from your vehicle. Class tailgates will have (2-3) parking spots per tailgate location so parents will need to coordinate beforehand who is bringing supplies (or again, arrive early). Also, because of the many guests needing to park please follow the instructions of the parking attendants. And, lastly, no one except Admission guests will be allowed to drive up the hill on the day of The Game. 
Woodberry Forest admits students of any race, color, sexual orientation, disability, religious belief, and national or ethnic origin to all of the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, disability, religious belief, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs. The school is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students.