On Thanksgiving, Governor Livingston and New Providence will resume their annual rivalry, which is a battle for the Hills of Union County. Despite the problems caused by COVID-19, the two teams did manage to play at Leider Field on Thanksgiving Eve with New Providence winning to finish 2020 with an 8-1 record. New Providence also won on Thanksgiving 2021, the last time these two teams played on the holiday. Below is a history of the rivalry through the years:
|Governor Livingston||New Providence||BCC Crossover
|Governor Livingston High School Turf Field Complex|
- Rivalry began in 1969.
- New Providence leads series, 30-8-2.
- New Providence has outscored Governor Livingston 904-475 all time, or by an average of about 23-12 per game.
- Teams met twice in 1989 with 2nd meeting a playoff contest (won by New Providence 24-0).
- Governor Livingston and New Providence have played every year since 2002.
- New Providence has won 4 straight and 7 of the last 12 meetings.
- Prior to 2014, New Providence had won 26 of 31 meetings.
- Governor Livingston’s first win in the series was in 1984 (20-16).
- Governor Livingston’s longest win streak: 5 Years in a row from 2014-18; Only had won 3 times prior to 2014.
- New Providence’s longest win streak: 9 straight meetings from 1969-82. Two schools didn’t meet in 1971, 1972, 1979, 1980, and 1981. Pioneers also won 8 years in a row from 2006-13.
- Both teams have only ended up in one scoreless tie, which was in 1985. The two schools tied twice in 3 years (other tie was 6-6 in 1983).
- New Providence has 7 shutouts including twice in 1989; Last one was in 2003.
- Governor Livingston has 3 shutouts; last one was in 2015.
- Largest margin of victory: New Providence won 52-0 in 1975.
- Governor Livingston’s largest margin of victory: 35-14 in 2014.
|Year||Winner||Winning Score||Loser||Losing Score|
|1969||New Providence||26||Governor Livingston||8|
|1970||New Providence||18||Governor Livingston||0|
|1973||New Providence||28||Governor Livingston||12|
|1974||New Providence||26||Governor Livingston||0|
|1975||New Providence||52||Governor Livingston||0|
|1976||New Providence||26||Governor Livingston||12|
|1977||New Providence||32||Governor Livingston||6|
|1978||New Providence||42||Governor Livingston||7|
|1982||New Providence||35||Governor Livingston||14|
|1983||New Providence||6||Governor Livingston||6|
|1984||Governor Livingston||20||New Providence||16|
|1985||Governor Livingston||0||New Providence||0|
|1989||New Providence||28||Governor Livingston||0|
|1989||New Providence||24||Governor Livingston||0|
|1990||New Providence||25||Governor Livingston||8|
|1996||New Providence||26||Governor Livingston||20|
|1997||Governor Livingston||7||New Providence||0|
|1998||New Providence||12||Governor Livingston||0|
|1999||New Providence||25||Governor Livingston||7|
|2002||New Providence||20||Governor Livingston||7|
|2003||New Providence||10||Governor Livingston||0|
|2004||New Providence||19||Governor Livingston||7|
|2005||Governor Livingston||10||New Providence||0|
|2006||New Providence||27||Governor Livingston||14|
|2007||New Providence||17||Governor Livingston||7|
|2008||New Providence||35||Governor Livingston||28|
|2009||New Providence||26||Governor Livingston||20|
|2010||New Providence||35||Governor Livingston||13|
|2011||New Providence||40||Governor Livingston||26|
|2012||New Providence||30||Governor Livingston||20|
|2013||New Providence||22||Governor Livingston||18|
|2014||Governor Livingston||35||New Providence||14|
|2015||Governor Livingston||10||New Providence||0|
|2016||Governor Livingston||40||New Providence||25|
|2017||Governor Livingston||28||New Providence||13|
|2018||Governor Livingston||28||New Providence||17|
|2019||New Providence||14||Governor Livingston||7|
|2020||New Providence||34||Governor Livingston||14|
|2021||New Providence||30||Governor Livingston||7|
|2022||New Providence||29||Governor Livingston||9|