Might I ask how long you live in Bucks County?
And did you go to Pennridge HS?
Yup----Graduated in '66 from Quakertown High. Bux-Mont Football Champs in '66.
Mrs Bear Grad from Pennridge in '65. Bux-Mont Football Champs in '65.
That doesn't sound like a big deal if you don't know how much stronger that rivalry was before the Bux-Mont League broke up & the teams joined the Suburban One League.
Quakertown has been playing Pennridge on Thanksgiving Morning for 84 years. I guess if you've been there for 10 years, you've heard a lot about that rivalry by now.
It's still a Great Rivalry, but not like it was in the Bux-Mont.
You can never go by the records when it came to thanksgiving.
The best one ever (from my point of view--LOL) was 1969.
I missed it, because I was in the Army at the time:
Hatboro was done earlier, and had a 7-1-1 Record.
Pennridge was favored to beat Quakertown, with a 7-1-0 Record.
Quakertown was underdogs with a 6-1-1 Record.
If Pennridge would win, like they were supposed to, they would win the Bux-Mont Championship ( 8-1 ).
Hatboro would finish in second place ( 7-1-1 ).
Quakertown would finish in third place ( 6-2-1 ).
However Quakertown beat Pennridge 66-28 (I believe it was 50-0 at half when the Quakertown coach cleared the bench).
So it ended up Quakertown tied for 1st with Hatboro ( 7-1-1 ).
Pennridge next at 8-2.
Hatboro fans were there rooting for Quakertown too, and if you didn't get there by 5 AM, you didn't get a good seat for the 10:15 starting time, unless you had reserved seats. The gates opened at 8 AM. Many had sleeping bags, because they got in line the night before!!
Hope I didn't bore anybody,
PS: Our Son went to Quakertown, so Mrs Bear had to become a Quakertown fan. LOL
Pittsburgh here. I know there are a few more from this area. If we get enough people bbq around here it might look like the old steel mill days once again.
LOL----Alarm---Alarm!!!----Georgia Boy Among Us!!!! "Y'All"???? You can't even talk Pennsylvanian any more!!!
Good to see ya, Buddy!!!
Yeah I have been around but the kids have kept me pretty busy. Hopefully things slow down a little and I can post a little more. As usual I enjoy your threads. Keep it up.