Battle On The Grid Iron: Easton vs. Phillipsburg

Battle On The Grid Iron: Easton vs. Phillipsburg

For a century, Easton, PA and Phillipsburg, NJ have been battling on the gridiron on Thanksgiving morning. Check out these facts on the rivalry that is considered, by those in the region and beyond, the greatest high school football rivalry in America.

The average number of attendees each year

The number of times the two teams have met on the football field

The year that the rivalry started playing out on Thanksgiving Day

The most coaching victories, accomplished by Steve Shiert, Easton coach, 1993-2014

The largest margin of victory, scored by Easton in 1906

The year that all Easton-Phillipsburg games started being played at Lafayette College

The fewest combined points; this happened twice, in 1944 and 1967

The most combined points scored by both teams. It occurred in 1979, with Easton scoring 35 points and Philipsburg scoring 22

The number of known times the game was postponed due to weather

Year that the two teams began battling on the gridiron

The highest attendance for a Phillipsburg-Easton game

The year the teams were coached by football greats, brothers, Peyton and Eli Manning

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