The Record Book, 1913–2016

 

 

Slåss, Pojke, Slåss! [“Fight, boys, fight!” in Swedish]   

—Batavia yell, ca. 1940s

 

 
 Strawberry shortcake, Huckleberry pie,  
 V-I-C-T-O-R-Y
 Are we in it? Well I guess,
 Batavia High School, Yes yes yes!
 
 

B!

B–A!

B–A–T–A–V–I–A!

—Batavia yell, ca. 2010s



Year

W / L

Batavia

Geneva

W / L

Date of Game Location Coach (Batavia) Coach (Geneva) Notes

1913

W

12

7

L

Sat, 22 Nov 1913 Batavia Stanley Hill unknown  

1914

 

did not play

  Edward “Eddie” Gillette unknown  

1915

 

did not play

  J. K. Fancher possibly C. C. Taggert 1

1916

W

64

0

L

Sat, 11 Nov 1916 Batavia Leo L. Hoover unknown 2

1917

W

20

7

L

Sat, 6 Oct 1917 Geneva George F. Veenker H. E. McKellar  

1918

 

did not play

  Millard Vandermeer unknown 3

1919

L

12

13

W

Sat, 11 Oct 1919 Batavia Clarence O. Samuelson Paul Harrison  

1920

L

7

12

W

Sat, 2 Oct 1920 Geneva Clarence O. Samuelson Walter R. “Whitey” Cannon  

1921

W

15

2

L

Thu, 24 Nov 1921 Batavia Clarence O. Samuelson Walter R. “Whitey” Cannon  

1922

W

15

0

L

Thu, 30 Nov 1922 Geneva W. S. "Hap" Collins Walter R. “Whitey” Cannon  

1923

W

6

0

L

Sat, 17 Nov 1923 Batavia Jesse A. “Chick” Peel Walter R. “Whitey” Cannon 4, 5

1924

W

26

6

L

Sat, 18 Oct 1924 Geneva Burns M. Franklin Walter R. “Whitey” Cannon 6

1925

W

13

0

L

Sat, 17 Oct 1925 Batavia J. A. Weir Carl T. Nelson  

1926

Tie

6

6

Tie

Sat, 9 Oct 1926 Geneva John W. “Johnny” Mauer Carl T. Nelson  

1927

L

0

48

W

Sat, 1 Oct 1927 Batavia Archie McKinney (or MacKinney) Carl T. Nelson  

1928

L

0

13

W

Sat, 10 Nov 1928 Geneva J. G. “Jerry” Sykora Carl T. Nelson  

1929

L

0

14

W

Sat, 2 Nov 1929 Batavia J. G. “Jerry” Sykora Carl T. Nelson  

1930

L

0

6

W

Sat, 18 Oct 1930 Geneva J. G. “Jerry” Sykora Carl T. Nelson  

1931

W

6

0

L

Sat, 17 Oct 1931 Batavia J. G. “Jerry” Sykora Carl T. Nelson  

1932

W

12

0

L

Sat, 8 Oct 1932 Geneva J. G. “Jerry” Sykora Carl T. Nelson 7

1933

Tie

0

0

Tie

Sat, 30 Sep 1933 Batavia J. G. “Jerry” Sykora Carl T. Nelson  

1934

 

did not play

  Carl T. Nelson 8

1935

 

did not play

  Carl T. Nelson  

1936

 

did not play

  Carl T. Nelson  

1937

L

12

37

W

Sat, 2 Oct 1937 Batavia A. C. Bostic Carl T. Nelson  

1938

L

0

39

W

Sat, 24 Sep 1938 Geneva James A. “Jimmy” Cook Carl T. Nelson  

1939

L

6

20

W

Sat, 4 Nov 1939 Batavia James A. “Jimmy” Cook Carl T. Nelson  

1940

W

7

0

L

Sat, 26 Oct 1940 Geneva James A. “Jimmy” Cook Carl T. Nelson  

1941

L

0

7

W

Sat, 18 Oct 1941 Batavia James A. “Jimmy” Cook Carl T. Nelson  

1942

L

7

20

W

Sat, 10 Oct 1942 Batavia James A. “Jimmy” Cook Carl T. Nelson 9

1943

L

0

19

W

Sat, 2 Oct 1943 Geneva Malvern Bland Carl T. Nelson  

1944

L

0

13

W

Sat, 23 Sep 1944 Batavia Howard J. Lester Carl T. Nelson  

1945

L

0

14

W

Sat, 3 Nov 1945 Geneva Howard J. Lester Marcell H. Hall 10

1946

Tie

0

0

Tie

Fri, 25 Oct 1946 Batavia Howard J. Lester Marcell H. Hall  

1947

W

20

0

L

Fri, 24 Oct 1947 Geneva Howard J. Lester Marcell H. Hall  

1948

Tie

14

14

Tie

Fri, 15 Oct 1948 Batavia Gordon D. McKenzie Marcell H. Hall 11

1949

L

12

27

W

Fri, 7 Oct 1949 Geneva Gordon D. McKenzie Marcell H. Hall  

1950

L

0

2

W

Fri, 29 Sep 1950 Batavia Gordon D. McKenzie Marcell H. Hall  

1951

L

7

13

W

Fri, 9 Nov 1951 Geneva Gordon D. McKenzie Marcell H. Hall 12

1952

W

33

7

L

Fri, 31 Oct 1952 Batavia Jerrold “Jerry” Linton Marcell H. Hall  

1953

W

28

6

L

Fri, 30 Oct 1953 Geneva Jerrold “Jerry” Linton Melvin Johnson  

1954

L

0

7

W

Fri, 22 Oct 1954 Batavia Jerrold “Jerry” Linton Alex Naidenovich 13

1955

W

19

0

L

Fri, 28 Oct 1955 Geneva Robert “Bob” Tipsword Alex Naidenovich  

1956

L

6

27

W

Fri, 5 Oct 1956 Batavia Robert “Bob” Tipsword Alex Naidenovich  

1957

W

41

0

L

Fri, 20 Sep 1957 Geneva Robert “Bob” Tipsword Robert G. "Bob" Schick  

1958

Tie

6

6

Tie

Fri, 19 Sep 1958 Batavia Robert “Bob” Tipsword Robert G. "Bob" Schick 14

1959

L

7

12

W

Fri, 30 Oct 1959 Geneva Robert “Bob” Tipsword Robert G. "Bob" Schick  

1960

L

12

13

W

Fri, 28 Oct 1960 Batavia Robert “Bob” Tipsword Robert G. "Bob" Schick 15, 16

1961

W

7

6

L

Fri, 20 Oct 1961 Geneva Robert “Bob” Tipsword Robert G. "Bob" Schick 17

1962

L

14

27

W

Fri, 12 Oct 1962 Batavia Robert “Bob” Tipsword Robert G. "Bob" Schick  

1963

L

14

24

W

Fri, 4 Oct 1963 Geneva Robert “Bob” Tipsword Robert G. "Bob" Schick  

1964

W

14

0

L

Fri, 2 Oct 1964 Batavia William “Bill” Day Bill Owen  

1965

W

14

7

L

Fri, 24 Sep 1965 Geneva William “Bill” Day Bill Owen  

1966

W

41

6

L

Fri, 4 Nov 1966 Batavia William “Bill” Day Bill Owen  

1967

L

0

19

W

Fri, 27 Oct 1967 Geneva Stanley Truckenbrod  Gerald A. "Jerry" Auchstetter

 

1968

L

13

35

W

Sat, 19 Oct 1968 Batavia Stanley Truckenbrod  Gerald A. "Jerry" Auchstetter  

1969

L

0

26

W

Fri, 10 Oct 1969 Geneva Richard “Dick” Kelley  Gerald A. "Jerry" Auchstetter  

1970

L

12

41

W

Sat, 10 Oct 1970 Batavia Richard “Dick” Kelley  Gerald A. "Jerry" Auchstetter  

1971

L

0

34

W

Fri, 8 Oct 1971 Geneva Tuenis O. Tait  Gerald A. "Jerry" Auchstetter  

1972

L

11

15

W

Sat, 28 Oct 1972 Batavia Tuenis O. Tait  Gerald A. "Jerry" Auchstetter  

1973

L

6

20

W

Fri, 19 Oct 1973 Geneva Tuenis O. Tait  Gerald A. "Jerry" Auchstetter  

1974

L

0

33

W

Sat, 12 Oct 1974 Batavia Tuenis O. Tait  Gerald A. "Jerry" Auchstetter 18, 19

1975

L

7

28

W

Fri, 3 Oct 1975 Geneva Tuenis O. Tait  Gerald A. "Jerry" Auchstetter 20, 21

1976

L

12

21

W

Sat, 2 Oct 1976 Batavia Tuenis O. Tait  Gerald A. "Jerry" Auchstetter 22

1977

L

0

27

W

Fri, 23 Sep 1977 Geneva Tuenis O. Tait  Gerald A. "Jerry" Auchstetter  

1978

L

6

26

W

Sat, 4 Nov 1978 Batavia Tuenis O. Tait  Gerald A. "Jerry" Auchstetter  

1979

L

18

34

W

Fri, 2 Nov 1979 Geneva Tuenis O. Tait  Gerald A. "Jerry" Auchstetter  

1980

L

7

34

W

Sat, 1 Nov 1980 Batavia Tuenis O. Tait  Gerald A. "Jerry" Auchstetter  

1981

L

0

6

W

Fri, 6 Nov 1981 Geneva Tuenis O. Tait  Gerald A. "Jerry" Auchstetter 23

1982

L

14

34

W

Sat, 6 Nov 1982 Batavia Tuenis O. Tait  Gerald A. "Jerry" Auchstetter  

1983

L

12

34

W

Fri, 4 Nov 1983 Geneva Mike Rumple  Gerald A. "Jerry" Auchstetter  

1984

L

0

33

W

Sat, 3 Nov 1984 Batavia Mike Rumple  Gerald A. "Jerry" Auchstetter  

1985

L

0

48

W

Fri, 25 Oct 1985 Geneva Michael J. “Mike” Gaspari  Gerald A. "Jerry" Auchstetter  

1986

W

13

6

L

Fri, 31 Oct 1986 Batavia Michael J. “Mike” Gaspari Donald E. "Don" Sebestyen  

1987

L

16

19

W

Fri, 30 Oct 1987 Geneva Michael J. “Mike” Gaspari Larry Davis  

1988

L

0

20

W

Fri, 28 Oct 1988 Batavia Michael J. “Mike” Gaspari Larry Davis  

1989

W

21

14

L

Fri, 27 Oct 1989 Geneva Michael J. “Mike” Gaspari Larry Davis  

1990

W

14

7

L

Fri, 26 Oct 1990 Batavia Michael J. “Mike” Gaspari Larry Davis  

1991

W

23

0

L

Fri, 18 Oct 1991 Geneva Michael J. “Mike” Gaspari Larry Davis  

1992

L

14

34

W

Fri, 16 Oct 1992 Batavia Michael J. “Mike” Gaspari Gerald A. "Jerry" Auchstetter 24

1993

W

31

16

L

Fri, 29 Oct 1993 Batavia Michael J. “Mike” Gaspari Gerald A. "Jerry" Auchstetter 25

1994

L

15

18

W

Fri, 21 Oct 1994 Geneva Michael J. “Mike” Gaspari Mark Gould  

1995

W

17

14

L

Fri, 13 Oct 1995 Geneva Michael J. “Mike” Gaspari Mike Ellberg  

1996

 

did not play

  Michael J. “Mike” Gaspari Mike Ellberg  

1997

W

35

0

L

Fri, 29 Aug 1997 Geneva Michael J. “Mike” Gaspari Mike Ellberg  

1998

W

41

0

L

Fri, 2 Oct 1998 Geneva Michael J. “Mike” Gaspari Mike Ellberg  

1999

W

49

6

L

Fri, 1 Oct 1999 Batavia Michael J. “Mike” Gaspari Robert R. "Rob" Wicinski 26

2000

W

34

6

L

Fri, 22 Sep 2000 Geneva Michael J. “Mike” Gaspari Robert R. "Rob" Wicinski  

2001

W

38

6

L

Fri, 21 Sep 2001 Batavia Michael J. “Mike” Gaspari Robert R. "Rob" Wicinski 27

2002

W

19

7

L

Fri, 13 Sep 2002 Geneva Michael J. “Mike” Gaspari Robert R. "Rob" Wicinski  

2003

W

4 ot 20

17

L

Fri, 24 Oct 2003 Geneva Michael J. “Mike” Gaspari Robert R. "Rob" Wicinski 28

2004

L

12

14

W

Fri, 22 Oct 2004 Batavia Michael J. “Mike” Gaspari Robert R. "Rob" Wicinski  

2005

W

33

13

L

Fri, 23 Sep 2005 Geneva Michael J. “Mike” Gaspari Robert R. "Rob" Wicinski  

2006

W

24

6

L

Fri, 20 Oct 2006 Geneva Michael J. “Mike” Gaspari Robert R. "Rob" Wicinski  

W

28

0

L

Sat, 18 Nov 2006 Geneva 29

2007

L

12

14

W

Fri, 19 Oct 2007 Batavia Michael J. “Mike” Gaspari Robert R. "Rob" Wicinski  

2008

L

14

47

W

Fri, 24 Oct 2008 Geneva Michael J. “Mike” Gaspari Robert R. "Rob" Wicinski  

2009

L

0

23

W

Fri, 23 Oct 2009 Batavia Michael J. “Mike” Gaspari Robert R. "Rob" Wicinski  

2010

L

21

40

W

Fri, 1 Oct 2010 Batavia Michael J. “Mike” Gaspari Robert R. "Rob" Wicinski 30

2011

W

46

34

L

Fri, 30 Sep 2011 Geneva Dennis J. Piron, Jr. Robert R. "Rob" Wicinski  

2012

W

35

21

L

Fri, 7 Sep 2012 Batavia Dennis J. Piron, Jr. Robert R. "Rob" Wicinski  

2013

W

49 

20

L

Fri, 13 Sep 2013 Geneva Dennis J. Piron, Jr. Robert R. "Rob" Wicinski  

2014

 W 

26 

20

L

Fri, 17 Sep 2014 Batavia Dennis J. Piron, Jr. Robert R. "Rob" Wicinski  
2015 W 24 14 L   Fri, 16 Oct. 2015   Geneva   Dennis J. Piron, Jr.   Robert R. "Rob" Wicinski  
2016 W 21 7
L   Fri, 30 Sep. 2016   Batavia   Dennis J. Piron, Jr.   Robert R. "Rob" Wicinski  
2017 W 49 0 L
  Fri. 29 Sep 2017   Geneva   Dennis J. Piron, Jr.   Robert R. "Rob" Wicinski  
 

W

43

 

51

 

L

51

 

43 

 

T

5

 

5

 
 

did not play

7

 
 

99

Total Games—Note: Played 2 games in 2006.
 

105

Total Years
 

Total Points

1,467 1,518  
    (51)    

 

Notes

      1. The 1915 season (at least in Batavia) was cut short by a diphtheria epidemic, called “the dip” in the 1916 Bee Aitch Ess [Batavia High School yearbook].

      2. In addition, Batavia defeated Plainfield in 1916, 145–0.

      3. Several games were cancelled due to the 1918 influenza epidemic. There is no evidence that any game was played—or even scheduled—between Batavia and Geneva in 1918. However, one later secondary source listed Batavia as the winner in 1918, while a second listed Geneva as the winner.

      4. The annual Batavia–Geneva game was described as the “Biggest game of the season” in the 1924 Gecohi [Geneva Community High School yearbook].

      5. The 1923 game was originally scheduled for Thanksgiving day (Thursday, 29 November 1923).

      6. Walter R. “Whitey” Cannon had an appendectomy in mid-September, so his younger brother, George Cannon, served as coach for the first 1–2 games. However, “Whitey” Cannon was Geneva’s coach for the Batavia game.

      7. Batavia was known as the Vikings, ca. 1932–1938. (For more information, see the section, “A Note on Nicknames.”)

      8. Batavia dropped football (described as “retrenchment”), 1934–1936. At some point during this period of time, Batavia dropped the Vikings nickname.

      9. Geneva adopted the Vikings nickname in 1942. (For more information, see the section, “A Note on Nicknames.”)

    10. Batavia adopted the Bulldogs in 1945. (For more information, see the section, “A Note on Nicknames.”)

    11. Geneva changed the name of its yearbook from Gecohi to Viking in 1948 (for the 1947–1948 school year).

    12. The 1951 game “shall always be remembered as a tie” according to the 1952 Echo [Batavia High School yearbook].

    13. Batavia’s Homecoming

    14. “The game featured … a total of 12 fumbles.”—The Batavia Herald (Thursday, 25 September 1958, p. 5).

    15. The game featured “… probably the most bizarre TD in the history of the Little 7….”—“Bulldogs Lose by a Kick, 13–12.” The Batavia Herald (3 November 1960, p. 5)—The first paragraph of this article, written by one “Post Mortem,” suggests the tone of the story to follow: “Ah, loyal followers of the pigskin in Batavia, it is a sad and battered typewriter that we pound this week as we bring you the story of that Batavia–Geneva football tragedy here last Friday night.”

    16. 1960: all-face protectors required

    17. Geneva’s Homecoming

    18. Batavia’s Homecoming

    19. 1974: First year of IHSA playoffs

    20. Geneva’s Homecoming

    21. 1975: IHSA implemented tie-breaker rules

    22. Batavia’s Homecoming

    23. Won by Geneva on “wild interception-fumble-touchdown play” in the 4th quarter—Batavia Chronicle (Tuesday, 10 November 1981,
Sports Section, p. 2).

    24. Larry Davis began the season as Geneva’s head coach, but resigned, effective Monday, 14 September 1992, due to complications from injuries suffered at a 1991 game. Jerry Auchstetter was coach for the Batavia game.

    25. Jerry Auchstetter’s only loss to Batavia in 21 career games as head coach

    26. Batavia’s Homecoming

    27. Batavia’s Homecoming

    28. The 2003 game went into four overtimes, and there was no score at the end of regulation time. This is the only overtime game in the series.

    29. In 2006, Batavia defeated Geneva in the IHSA Football Playoff (Semifinal Round) to qualify for the championship game in Champaign. This is the only time in the series that the teams played two games in the same season.

    30. Batavia’s Homecoming

    31. Batavia won its first-ever Illinois State Football Championship (Class 6A)