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.

13,000
The average number of attendees each year

109
The number of times the two teams have met on the football field

1916
The year that the rivalry started playing out on Thanksgiving Day

15
The most coaching victories, accomplished by Steve Shiert, Easton coach, 1993-2014

47
The largest margin of victory, scored by Easton in 1906

1926
The year that all Easton-Phillipsburg games started being played at Lafayette College

0
The fewest combined points; this happened twice, in 1944 and 1967

57
The most combined points scored by both teams. It occurred in 1979, with Easton scoring 35 points and Philipsburg scoring 22

3
The number of known times the game was postponed due to weather

1905
Year that the two teams began battling on the gridiron

23,000
The highest attendance for a Phillipsburg-Easton game

2009
The year the teams were coached by football greats, brothers, Peyton and Eli Manning

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