A Rivalry Like No Other! 132 Years & Counting!
Saturday, November 10 at Germantown Academy
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.
CAMPUS MAP & PARKING
Please make sure that your car is parked in a spot designated by Germantown Academy. We will have security on hand to assist with parking. You may not park in a commercial and residential lots or streets around campus. GA is not responsible for parking tickets issued by the Whitemarsh Police Department. Plan ahead by reviewing our campus map.
The History of GA-PC DAY
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 for the past two years.
- PC leads the all-time series in football 84-36-11. (updated Friday, July 20, 2018)
- 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.
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||2017 - TIE|
|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.
GA’s award-winning Belfry Club will perform the musical Chess on Friday, November, 9 (6:30pm) and Saturday, November 10 (7pm) in the Arts Center. With music written by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus of the pop group ABBA, the story involves a Cold War era chess tournament between two men and their fight over a woman who manages one and falls in love with the other. Originally conceived as a concept album, Rolling Stone wrote that “the dazzling score covers nearly all the pop bases.”
Get out your shoes and come run GA’s scenic 5k cross country trail before the students race. Varsity Cross Country coaches Judy Krouse 1760 and Pete Jennings ’99 will be on hand to cheer you on! This is a free event.
Bring your appetite! Come and enjoy delicious street tacos from Revolution Taco, sweet and savory waffles from Foolish Waffles, freshly made pizza from The Pizza Wagon, and gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches from Say Cheese! THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF SWEETS TOO! Mobile GA concession stands will be roaming the fields as well. All items can be purchased directly from the vendors.
Check out the upper fields for free activities! Bring the kids to GA-PC Day to enjoy face painting, moon bounces, and complimentary popcorn!
NEW THIS YEAR! The GA-PC Interactive Student Art Project will be set up near the food truck area by the stadium. Stop by to take a photo with this inspiring piece focusing on our unique ties as school communities. You’re sure to enjoy this collaborative effort within the visual arts departments from both schools.
Complimentary lunch for our Old Guard Alumni (’68 and earlier) and a guest in the alumni tent next to the track. No need to register!
The Parents of Alumni Association Council invites parents of GA alumni for complimentary breakfast treats. Look for our tent on the upper fields! Come enjoy a good ol’ tradition with your parent friends from your days at GA!
Special access for reunion alumni only! Come to the GA Reunion Headquarters tent, located directly behind the end zone (see map), for one of the best views of the football game. Class pictures will also be taken! Exclusive reunion giveaway and light refreshments provided. Bring the sideline passes that were mailed with the reunion invitation.
Immediately following the football game, come celebrate the days’ wins with your fellow Patriots at MaGerk’s. Free appetizers (while they last) and cash bar.