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PC/GA Football Since 1887

Some historical perspective ... Penn Charter and Germantown Academy will compete in football for the 129th consecutive year today (@ PC, starting time is 1:30pm) and that fact alone calls for major love.

GA won the first battle, 20-6, on Nov. 18, 1887, but PC holds a whopping lead at 82-35-1. The photo above shows the 1887 PC squad.

The Quakers captured 13 consecutive meetings through 2012, though more than half of those games were close: 22-16 in '03, 14-7 in '04, 27-24 in '07, 6-0 in '08, 25-22 in '09 and 16-14 in 10. The '07 game featured an all-time ending as PC won on a last-play, 50-yard, hook-and-lateral goodie that featured QB John Ryan, Blaise Fullen and Eddie Bambino (final 33 yards). Enjoy the moment on YouTube, PC fans.

GA now owns a two-game winning streak (42-35 in '13, 40-29 in '14) and the '13 contest featured great efforts by QB Hayes Nolte (17-for-20, 279) and WR Kyle Donahue (7-141).

This series almost was interrupted in 1947. PC dropped out of the Inter-Ac for that season and there were many doom-and-gloom stories about how the series would be falling by the wayside. But the teams, thank goodness, DID play, and PC rejoined the I-A in '48.


Posted by S. Sexton in silary on Saturday November, 14, 2015 at 08:57AM

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Penn Charter has provided student athletes with resources to match their talents. On 44 acres, Penn Charter offers its players and fans:

  • five grass playing fields, two synthetic turf fields, one all-weather, eight-lane track, seven tennis courts, 10 squash courts, four basketball courts, and one swimming pool.
  • PC has four buildings designated for athletics: Graham Athletics Center — with the new Blaine A. Steinberg OPC '11 Center for Fitness and Performance  Kline & Specter Squash Center, Ray Dooney Field House, and the Old Gym.

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The spirit of Penn Charter athletics is built on a storied tradition of excellence and the belief that the interplay of academics, arts and athletics leads to strong, creative, resilient and flexible people.

Skilled teachers and coaches help our students understand – whether on the playing field or in the classroom – how to collaborate and compete, how to win with grace, and how to handle challenges and setbacks.

Our school cheer is: Go Charter!

We appreciate the student athletes who are now powering PC to great feats, and look forward to welcoming those who will do so in the future. Also, of course, we eternally appreciate the efforts of all OPCs!

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A Friends School for Girls and Boys, Pre-K to 12

3000 West School House Lane Philadelphia, PA 19144 215.844.3460
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