HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - For two teams that are in towns that border each other, it has taken an awful long time for Hasbrouck Heights and Lodi to meet in a regular season football game.  (They have scrimmaged a few times in the past few years, however.) 

59 years to be exact.

Some might point to the Aviators all time 2-10 record against Lodi, but it was more a case of just not being in the same conference for a good part of the time.  Up until 2010, when the NJIC was formed, they were in different leagues.  

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The game is scheduled for Friday, September 27 at 7pm at Depken Field in Hasbrouck Heights. 

Per BergenPassaicFootball.com  here is a comparison of where of where the teams played.

Lodi

BCSL, 1934-1938

Independent, 1939-1962

Twin County Conference, 1963-1965

Independent, 1966-1967

NBIL, 1968-1975

BPSL, 1976-2009

NJIC, 2010-Present

 

Hasbrouck Heights

NNJIL, 1919

Unknown, 1920

BCSL, 1921

Unknown, 1922-1924

BCSL, 1925-1929

Unknown, 1930-1931

BCSL, 1932-1965

BCSL National, 1966-1981

BCSL Olympic, 1982-1996

BCSL National, 1997-2002

BCSL Olympic, 2003-2009

NJIC, 2010-Present

But there a few odd facts about this matchup.  Aside from the Aviators being (-8) in the win/loss ratio, the Rams won the majority of the matchups. (See below)

Yr Opponent Result Score
1934 Lodi  W  6-0
1935 Lodi  L  14-19
1936 Lodi  L  6-39
1937 Lodi  L  0-6
1938 Lodi  L  0-38
1939 Lodi  L  6-18
1940 Lodi  L  0-26
1941 Lodi  L  0-6
1942 Lodi  L  6-19
1943 Lodi  L  6-14
1959 Lodi  W   27-0
1960 Lodi  L   12-31

 

For several years, Lodi versus Hasbrouck Heights was played on Thanksgiving, pre-dating the Wood-Ridge versus Hasbrouck Heights rivalry.   

But prior to Lodi High School opening in March 1934, students from Lodi attended Hasbrouck Heights High School, including former NFL star Joe Maniaci, who inducted into the Hasbrouck Heights High School Athletic Hall of Fame a year ago.

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