Old feuds die hard.
The 127th rendition of the “oldest uninterrupted schoolboy football rivalry in the United States,” which pits the Penn Charter Quakers vs. the Germantown Academy Patriots, will take place in East Falls at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
This year’s “PC/GA Day” will also feature eight other sports competitions and a pair of musical performances. It’s the culmination of a week which has seen students from both schools engaged in some friendly intrascholastic competitions.
“It’s apparent, when you’re here, how much the students look forward to this particular day,” said Sharon Sexton, Penn Charter’s director of marketing and communications. “The halls in the upper school are decorated with blue and yellow streamers. Each day has a different theme and the different grades compete to see who did it the best.”
A slew of events
“The Game,” as Penn Charter’s website calls it, is the centerpiece of a day which includes nine varsity competitions, an alumni breakfast, art reception, post-game party and musical.
Entry to all sporting events is free. Food will be provided in the luncheon tent from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ($10 for adults and $5 for children). Die-hard football fans unable to attend the football game can see the scrimmage at www.thesfbn.com, or replay it later on-demand.
At 7:30 p.m. (and again at 2:30 p.m. Sunday), the student production “Back to Bacharach & David,” a revisitation of the song-writing career of composer Burt Bacharach and lyricist Hal David, will be held at the Kurtz Center.
Tickets ($8 for students and $10 for adults) can be purchased at www.penncharter.com, the Student Store or the Kurtz Center box office 30 minutes prior to the show (depending on availability).
The sports events will start as follows:
— Boys Soccer (9:30 a.m.)
— Girls Tennis (9:45 a.m.)
— Girls and Boys Cross Country (10 a.m.)
— Girls Water Polo (10:45 a.m.)
— Field Hockey (11:15 a.m.)
— Girls Soccer (11:30 a.m.)
— Boys Water Polo (11:45 a.m.)
— Football (1:30 p.m.)
Other PC/GA Day festivities include:
— Class Agent & Alumni Director Breakfast (9 a.m., Timmons House)
— PC/GA Student Art Exhibit Reception (10 a.m., Main Building)
— Recognition of the Athletic Honor Society Class of 2013 (Halftime of the football game, stadium field)
— Post-game party (4 p.m., MaGerks Pub, 582 S. Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington)