Results for Top Rivalry 2012
East Orange, N.J.
These two teams have been meeting up on Thanksgiving since 1897, even during wars. Every year, on the eve of the big showdown, a group of football alumni from both schools, who are called "Old Guard", meet and honor teams from the past. The winner is awarded the "Left-Footed Kicker" trophy.
This heated rivalry began in 1893. Since then, the two teams have met 140 times. In the early years of the rivalry the teams faced off multiple times in one season, including four meetings in 1895 and 1908. The most memorable game in this storied rivalry was in 1955. Both teams were undefeated and Millville was riding a 31-game winning streak. Vineland won 27-6.
These two teams have met every year since 1903, with the exception of one, due to a polio outbreak. The rivalry was so heated that in 1935 the headmasters of the two schools formed what is known as "The Peddie-Blair Agreement", which says, among other things, that no goal posts can be torn down and the losing team's fans must remain in the stands and sing their school song after the winning team has already left the field.