Jug Game

Annual ‘JUG’ Game History

The Brown Jug game started in 1960 as a symbol of the friendly rivalry between Garden City High School and Amboy High School.  In 1969, with consolidation of Vernon Center, Garden City and Rapidan to form Wellcome Memorial and the consolidation of Amboy and Good Thunder, the Brown Jug game continued.  In 1987, the Brown Jug continued to be the prize in the completion as Wellcome Memorial paired with Lake Crystal and Amboy-Good Thunder paired with Mapleton.  Finally, in 1989, Maple River was formed as Mapleton-Amboy-Good Thunder consolidated with Minnesota Lake.  Annually, this is one of the most heated rivalries in Southern Minnesota.

When the series began, the team’s ear marked the first game of two annually to be the jug game.  The location of the game from the 1989-90 season through the 1999-00 season was rotated between the two schools.  After the 99-00 season, the school that currently had the jug would be able to host the game.  Ultimately, this was changed back during the 2010-2011 season as the Eagles and Knights only met once during the regular schedule.  For the first time in Jug Game history, the game was hosted in Lake Crystal (The Knights formerly played all their games in Garden City before building a new school and gym in Lake Crystal).  With LCWM ranked #9 in the latest AP Poll and sporting an unblemished record, the Eagles went into a full Lake Crystal gym on January 18, 2011 and came away victorious leading the game from opening tip-off through the buzzer.

The longest winning streak in the series is the first eight games of the series which were all won by Maple River.  The Eagles have lost just 5 times in 23 games, however the Eagles were upset last season at home after building a six-game winning streak.

 

Annual ‘JUG’ Game Results

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Maple River Eagles (18 Wins)

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LCWM Knights (5 Wins)

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SEASON

DATE LOCATION RESULT

1989-90

Dec 8, 1989 Mapleton W 72-69

1990-91

Dec 7, 1990 Garden City W 66-65 OT

1991-92

Dec 17, 1991 Mapleton W 70-49

1992-93

Jan 12, 1993 Garden City W 79-61

1993-94

Jan 11, 1994 Mapleton W 97-41

1994-95

Dec 9, 1994 Garden City W 88-54

1995-96

Dec 14, 1995 Minnesota Lake W 70-54

1996-97

Dec 6, 1996 Garden City W 84-64

1997-98

Dec 5, 1997 Minnesota Lake L 55-51

1998-99

Dec 4, 1998 Garden City W 60-25

1999-00

Dec 10, 1999 Mapleton W 47-45

2000-01

Feb 6, 2001 Mapleton W 53-50

2001-02

Feb 22, 2002 Mapleton L 47-45

2002-03

Dec 10, 2002 Garden City W 65-45

2003-04

Jan 6, 2004 Mapleton L 49-46

2004-05

Jan 7, 2005 Garden City L 79-69

2005-06

Dec 13, 2005 Garden City W 67-62 OT

2006-07

Dec 8, 2006 Mapleton W 64-42

2007-08

Jan 8, 2008 Mapleton W 81-47

2008-09

Jan 29, 2009 Mapleton W 54-51

2009-10

Jan 15, 2010 Mapleton W 73-54

2010-11

Jan 18, 2011 Lake Crystal W 68-56

2011-12

Jan 20, 2012 Mapleton L 53-46

2012-13

Jan 18, 2013 Lake Crystal  

 

Historical ‘JUG’ Game Results

Year

Amboy (4 wins)

Garden City (6 wins)

59-60

49

66

60-61

80

70

61-62

63

57

62-63

36

45

63-64

50

70

64-65

41

44

65-66

59

54

66-67

80

70

67-68

58

62

68-69

74

77

 

 

 

 

Amboy-Good Thunder (8 Wins)

Wellcome-Memorial
(10 Wins)

69-70

65

98

70-71

67

78

71-72

46

37

72-73

63

49

73-74

65

45

74-75

65

44

75-76

56

63

76-77

46

56

77-78

58

60

78-79

53

61

79-80

46

63

80-81

47

78

81-82

67

65

82-83

58

55

83-84

62

50

84-85

36

71

85-86

64

59

86-87

58

63

 

 

 

 

Mapleton-Amboy-Good Thunder (1 Win)

Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial (1 Win)

87-88

77

84

88-89

62

55

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