A Rivalry Like No Other! 131 Years & Counting!
I'll always remember the atmosphere on GA-PC day. Playing in front of that many people was incredible and to be out there with classmates and your closest friends is hard to beat.
- Dan Lovitz '10, defender for the Montreal Impact.
Both Germantown Academy and Penn Charter are members of the Inter-Academic Athletic League (Inter-Ac), founded in 1887. The first few championship playoffs of the League featured GA and PC, and since then the duel has become legend as the longest running prep school football game in the country. The addition of boys soccer and boys cross country matches to the GA-PC Day festivities raised the stakes and ignited the intensity of this traditional clash.
The rivalry, still fiercely competitive, has grown over the years. Once known for its male athletic contests, GA-PC Day began including match-ups between the girls field hockey, girls cross country, girls soccer 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 three of the past four years.
During the 21-year history of the GA-PC Day Competition Cup, Germantown Academy has won it 12 times and tied for it three times. Sports included in the GA-PC Day Competition Cup include football, field hockey, boys soccer, girls soccer, girls water polo, boys water polo, girls cross country, boys cross country, girls tennis, and coed golf (played earlier in the week).
|1996 - GA||1997 - GA||1998 - PC|
|1999 - GA||2000 - GA||2001 - PC|
|2002 - GA||2003 - TIE||2004 - GA|
|2005 - GA||2006 - TIE||2007 - PC|
|2008 - GA||2009 - GA||2010 - TIE|
|2011 - GA||2012 - PC||2013 - TIE|
|2014 - GA||2015 - PC||2016 - GA|
* In the case of a tie, the school that won the Cup the previous year retains it.
- PC leads the all-time series in football 83-36-11. (updated Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016)
- The big game finished in a tie in four straight seasons, 1900-1903.
- A brief history of GA-PC Day
- A GA-PC Day Retrospective
- A History of the first meeting of GA and PC on the gridiron in 1887
- What a Tradition!
|Year||Winner||Final||Geis Trophy (Game MVP)|
|2016||GA||17-14||Kyle McCloskey '17|
|2015||PC||45-17||Mike "Neeko" Hnatkowsky|
Kyle McCloskey '17 (GA) & Isaiah Jones '18 (GA)
|2013||GA||42-35||Hayes Nolte (GA) and James Biggs-Frazier (PC)|
|2012||PC||35-7||Mike McGlinchy (PC) and Eric Neefe (PC)|
|2011||PC||54-7||Eric Berger (PC)|
|2010||PC||16-14||Kolonji Smith (PC)|
|2009||PC||25-22||Mick Foley (PC)|
|2008||PC||6-0||Alex Starr (PC)|
|2007||PC||27-24||Reed Marko (GA) and Ed Bambino (PC)|
|2006||PC||21-10||Sean McNally (PC)|
|2005||PC||28-6||Brendan McNally (PC)|
|2004||PC||14-7||Paul J. Sweeney (PC)|
|2003||PC||22-16||Zack Zeglinski (PC)|
|2002||PC||35-21||Tony McDevitt (PC)|
|2001||PC||35-0||Aaron M. Greenfield (PC)|
|2000||GA||13-0||Brendan Kelly (GA)|
|1999||GA||28-14||Jim Slattery (GA)|
|1998||PC||48-27||James Berry (PC)|
|1997||GA||16-14||Matthew W. Blewitt (GA)|
|1996||GA||9-6||Robert Heleniak (GA)|
|1995||PC||40-13||Larry Storm (PC)|
|1994||PC||44-0||Steven R. Ley (PC)|
|1993||PC||34-7||Brandon Shepardson (PC)|
|1992||PC||28-21||Brandon Shepardson (PC)|
|1991||PC||28-11||Courtney Batts (PC)|
|1990||PC||6-0||Michael Turner (GA) and William Gallagher (PC)|
|1989||PC||7-0||Angelo Vokolos (PC)|
|1988||PC||10-9||Mike Cooley (PC)|
|1987||PC||35-6||Mike Cooley (PC)|
|1986||PC||28-18||Mark Skoczynski (PC) and Matthrew J. Basilii (GA)|
|1985||PC||35-6||Steve Floirendo (PC) and P.J. Maley (PC)|
|1984||PC||40-17||Patrick Delaney (PC)|
|1983||PC||20-3||Joseph A. DiGiovanni (PC)|
|1982||PC||41-0||Edward Malandro (PC)|
|1981||PC||44-12||Brian McCloskey (PC)|
|1980||GA||15-6||B. Blair Talmadge (GA) and Gary Hufnagle (GA)|
|1979||PC||18-6||Glenn W. Tilley (PC) and Robert J. Jackson (PC)|
|1978||PC||21-0||Terry Dowling (PC)|
|1977||PC||41-6||Rob Egan (PC) and Frank DeSantis (PC)|
|1976||PC||7-6||Peter S. Hyndman (GA)|
|1975||PC||14-6||Robert C. Aitken (PC) and Michael J. Andris (PC)|
|1974||GA||9-7||Daniel R. Brooks Jr. (GA)|
|1973||GA||30-6||Andrew Hutter (GA) and Francis J. Cannon (GA)|
|1972||GA||31-21||James R. Morrison III (GA) and Frank J. Marolla (GA)|
|1971||PC||14-12||Edward W. Enoch (PC)|
|1970||PC||32-0||Robert E. Johnston (PC) and W. Henry Resch, Jr. (PC)|
|1969||PC||18-7||Charles L. Mitchell (PC)|
|1968||GA||7-6||Robert Fisher (GA)|
|1967||PC||27-13||Richard Mellor (PC)|
|1966||GA||14-6||Richard Collier (GA) and Willie Armstrong (GA)|
|1965||PC||20-0||William H. Scheid, Jr. (PC)|
|1964||PC||27-12||E. Kenneth Dunn (PC)|
|1963||PC||33-0||James M. Lampe (PC)|
|1962||PC||26-7||James M. Lampe (PC) and W. Barry Starke (PC)|
|1961||PC||32-0||W. Barry Starke (PC)|
|1960||Tie||6-6||Bernard L. Dallas (GA) and David L. Geyer (PC)|
|1959||GA||30-0||Bernard L. Dallas (GA)|
|1958||PC||22-12||James S. Hoover (PC)|
|1957||PC||34-7||James S. Hoover (PC)|
|1956||Tie||21-21||Charles Downham III (PC)|
|1955||Tie||7-7||Fredrick W. Coe (GA)|
|1954||PC||26-0||Thomas M. Twitmyer (PC)|
|1953||PC||13-0||Joseph H. Happe, Jr. (PC)|
Over the years, GA-PC Day has expanded to include field hockey, boys soccer, girls soccer, girls water polo, boys water polo, girls cross country, boys cross country, girls tennis and coed golf (played earlier in the week) as part of the GA-PC Competition Cup.
Important Dates in GA-PC Day History
- 1887 - First “GA-PC” Day, GA wins! GA & PC have the oldest consecutive football rivalry in the country.
- c. 1930s - PC moves to Germantown...down the street!
- 1953 - The first Geis Trophy, awarded to the football MVP in honor of fallen alumnus Joseph Geis III '48 is given.
- 1950s-1970s - GA Football has incredible performances under legendary coaches Ed Lawless and Jack Turner ’55.
- 1987 - The 100th Anniversary.
- c. 1990 - Hallway decorating begins.
- c. 1990 - First GA-PC Day with girls' sports
- 2001 - Boys Water Polo is added to the day's festivities.
- 2012 - The first GA-PC football game at Carey Stadium.