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Milk Can Game (High School Football)

The Milk Can Game is a well-known annual football game held between North Hunterdon High School and Voorhees High School, two public high schools in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. The game is always the last of the season and usually takes place right before Thanksgiving. After the conclusion of the game, a gold colored milk can is awarded to the winner. This school receives bragging rights and ownership of the can until the next year's game.

History

A local newspaper writer once came up with the idea for this trophy to pay tribute to the area's farming heritage. Soon after, the can was painted in 18-karat gold and the lid was painted green and cardinal (North and Voorhees respective school colors).

Games

Through the 2007 game, the record is set at 20-11-1 in favor of North Hunterdon. North won the first game in 1976 with a score of 31-8. The following year, Voorhees was victorious with a score of 13-12.

The 31st annual Milk Can Game was played on Friday, November 17, 2006, with Voorhees winning 21-13 at North Hunterdon's Singley Field.

This 32nd Milk Can Game was held on Friday, November 16, 2007 at Voorhees, with North Hunterdon winning 24-14.

Results

Year North Score Voorhees Score Winner Series Standings
1976 31 8 North Hunterdon 1-0-0
1977 12 13 Voorhees 1-1-0
1978 21 7 North Hunterdon 2-1-0
1979 26 3 North Hunterdon 3-1-0
1980 15 48 Voorhees 3-2-0
1981 13 27 Voorhees 3-3-0
1982 7 8 Voorhees 3-4-0
1983 21 13 North Hunterdon 4-4-0
1984 28 14 North Hunterdon 5-4-0
1985 27 6 North Hunterdon 6-4-0
1986 10 6 North Hunterdon 7-4-0
1987 3 3 Tie 7-4-1
1988 24 13 North Hunterdon 8-4-1
1989 35 14 North Hunterdon 9-4-1
1990 0 27 Voorhees 9-5-1
1991 0 26 Voorhees 9-6-1
1992 28 0 North Hunterdon 10-6-1
1993 45 0 North Hunterdon 11-6-1
1994 28 21 North Hunterdon 12-6-1
1995 15 62 Voorhees 12-7-1
1996 46 23 North Hunterdon 13-7-1
1997 41 40 North Hunterdon 14-7-1
1998 15 26 Voorhees 14-8-1
1999 35 7 North Hunterdon 15-8-1
2000 45 28 North Hunterdon 16-8-1
2001 24 6 North Hunterdon 17-8-1
2002 24 0 North Hunterdon 18-8-1
2003 14 16 Voorhees 18-9-1
2004 21 12 North Hunterdon 19-9-1
2005 0 21 Voorhees 19-10-1
2006 13 21 Voorhees 19-11-1
2007 24 14 North Hunterdon 20-11-1

More "Can" Facts

•When North wins, the can is displayed in Tony's Barber Shop in Clinton
•When Voorhees wins, the can is proudly displayed in a trophy case within the school.
•The Freshman game is termed the "Milk Bottle Game"
•The JV game is termed the "Milk Jug Game"

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