For the second straight year, the PC/GA Day Competition Cup hung in the balance when the Germantown Academy Patriots and Penn Charter Quakers squared off on the football field.
Unlike last year, when a Patriots win knotted the 10-sport competition in a tie, Germantown Academy’s 40-29 victory sealed the Cup in the rivalry’s 128th renewal.
Before kickoff at Germantown Academy’s Carey Stadium, the visitors had won in golf, girls tennis, girls soccer and boys water polo while the hosts claimed victory in both boys and girls cross country, field hockey and girls water polo.
With the boys’ soccer teams tying at 2-2, the overall GA/PC day was knotted at four.
Three rushing touchdowns by Patriots quarterback Isaiah Jones helped lead Germantown Academy to a 28-7 lead at halftime.
Penn Charter’s Jake McCain had a three-touchdown performance of his own. That helped pull the Quakers within 13 points before each team scored in the fourth quarter to reach the 40-29 final score.
“We were dreaming for this for a long time and we finally got it: Two years straight!” said Jones, who was named co-MVP of the game. GA retained the Cup after 2013’s tie. “I give credit to [Penn Charter]. They were a tough team. They tried to come back the second half, but we stopped them.”