Germantown Academy-Penn Charter Rivalry Turns 129
Over the years, there have been many unforgettable chapters in the storied football rivalry between Germantown Academy and Penn Charter, and now the two archrivals are getting ready to write another memorable one on “GA-PC Day” on Saturday, November 14 at Penn Charter.
The rivalry between GA and PC runs deep and is commonly known as the oldest continuous prep school rivalry in the country. This year features the 7-2 Patriots (2-2Inter-Ac League) verse the 4-5 Quakers (2-2 Inter-Ac League).
Both Germantown Academy and Penn Charter are members of the Inter-Academic League, founded in 1887. The first few championship playoffs of the league featured GA and PC, and since then the rivalry has become legend. The addition of boys’ soccer and boys’ cross country matches to the GA-PC Day festivities raised the stakes and ignited the intensity of the rivalry over the years.
GA-PC Day began including games between the girls’ field hockey teams, girls’ cross country teams, girls’ soccer teams, and girls’ tennis teams in the 1990s. In 2001, boys’ water polo was added to the day’s events, and girls’ water polo would follow in 2008.
A special Competition Cup, established in 1996, is awarded to the school, which wins the most events on GA-PC Day. GA has won the Cup 11 times.
SEE COMPLETE GA-PC DAY HISTORY (past scores, MVPs, game history)
GA ATHLETICS HOMEPAGE (Use drop down menu on right to navigate to team schedules for past results/recaps. On team schedule pages, click on link at top to access rosters).
Live streaming: The GA-PC girls’ soccer and football games will be broadcast live on Penn Charter’s web streaming channel. CLICK HERE when the games begin to watch on your computer or device.
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