H.S. FOOTBALL: Bunnell at Stratford — Facts, figures, and tidbits

Today, the Bunnell Bulldogs will travel to Penders Field to face the Stratford Red Devils in their annual Thanksgiving Day high school football clash.

It is the 62nd meeting between the two in-town rivals.

Here are some tidbits you need to know:

THE MATCHUP

Bunnell at Stratford

Date/Time: Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, 10 a.m.

Team Records: Bunnell 2-7, Stratford 0-9

Series: Bunnell leads the series 40-21.

Last Meeting: Bunnell def. Stratford 26-8

Streak: Bunnell has won three straight.

THE TIDBITS

• Bunnell won the first-ever meeting between the teams, 14-0 in 1960

• The two teams actually met twice that season with the Bulldogs taking game two, 28-14, as well.

• Stratford’s first win in the series came the next year in 1961 with a 22-6 win.

• Bunnell’s longest winning streak is eight games (from 2007-2014)

• Stratford’s longest winning streak is five games (1970-1974)

• Bunnell has won 11 of 12

• Since the turn of the century, Bunnell has won 17 of 19 games

• The most points scored by each squad is 57. Bunnell did it in a 57-26 win in 2012 while Stratford did it in a 57-7 victory in 1997

• That 57-7 Stratford win isn’t the largest margin of victory in the series, however. Bunnell won 51-0 in 2016.

• The lowest-scoring game in series history came in 1983 when 1983 and 1975 when Bunnell posted 6-0 wins.

• There have been three one-point games in history, including 1977 (8-7, Bunnell), 1983 (7-6, Stratford), and 1989 (21-20, Bunnell).

• There have only been nine shutouts in the season’s history, but only two since 1983

• Bunnell has scored 1,209 points in the history of the rivalry

• Stratford has scored 985 points in the history of the rivalry

• From 1992-94, Stratford scored 27 points in three straight wins

BUNNELL-STRATFORD SERIES HISTORY

1960 — Bunnell 14, Stratford 0  

1960 — Bunnell 28, Stratford 14 

1961 — Stratford 22, Bunnell 6 

1962 — Bunnell 12, Stratford 6 

1963 — Bunnell 17, Stratford 8 

1964 — Bunnell 9, Stratford 0 

1965 — Bunnell 30, Stratford 6 

1966 — Bunnell 21, Stratford 0 

1967 — Stratford 29, Bunnell 8 

1968 — Bunnell 6, Stratford 0 

1969 — Bunnell 14, Stratford 7 

1970 — Stratford 40, Bunnell 14 

1971 — Stratford 14, Bunnell 8  

1972 — Stratford 27, Bunnell 0

1973 — Stratford 25, Bunnell 6

1974 — Stratford 6, Bunnell 0

1975 — Bunnell 6, Stratford 0

1976 — Stratford 20, Bunnell 0

1977 — Bunnell 8, Stratford 7

1978 — Stratford 31, Bunnell 0

1979 — Bunnell 14, Stratford 12

1980 — Stratford 13, Bunnell 7

1981 — Bunnell 34, Stratford 7

1982 — Bunnell 7, Stratford 0

1983 — Bunnell 6, Stratford 0

1983 — Stratford 7, Bunnell 6

1984 — Bunnell 29, Stratford 14

1985 — Bunnell 21, Stratford 10

1986 — Stratford 32, Bunnell 6

1987 — Stratford 36, Bunnell 8

1988 — Bunnell 16, Stratford 13

1989 — Bunnell 21, Stratford 20

1990 — Bunnell 28, Stratford 14

1991 — Bunnell 9, Stratford 7

1992 — Stratford 27, Bunnell 21

1993 — Stratford 27, Bunnell 6

1994 — Stratford 27, Bunnell 13

1995 — Stratford 49, Bunnell 18

1996 — Bunnell 35, Stratford 31

1997 — Stratford 57, Bunnell 7

1998 — Bunnell 27, Stratford 20

1999 — Stratford 26, Bunnell 7

2000 — Bunnell 37, Stratford 13

2001– Bunnell 48, Stratford 7

2002 –Bunnell 53, Stratford 20

2003 –Bunnell 32, Stratford 0

2004 — Bunnell 31, Stratford 6

2005 — Bunnell 26, Stratford 20

2006 — Stratford 40, Bunnell 8

2007 — Bunnell 22, Stratford 12

2008 — Bunnell 50, Stratford 35

2009 — Bunnell 38, Stratford 14

2010 — Bunnell 16, Stratford 7

2011 — Bunnell 50, Stratford 19

2012 — Bunnell 57, Stratford 26

2013 — Bunnell 12, Stratford 10

2014 — Bunnell 18, Stratford 7

2015 — Stratford 24, Bunnell 13

2016 — Bunnell 51, Stratford 0

2017 — Bunnell 46, Stratford 6

2018 — Bunnell 26, Stratford 8

Bunnell leads series 40-21

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