Thanksgiving Day Rivalries: Roselle vs. Roselle Park

On Thanksgiving, Roselle and Roselle Park will resume their annual rivalry, which is one of the longest in New Jersey. The two teams didn’t play on Turkey Day in 2020 due to COVID-19, and also didn’t play in 2018 since Roselle Park didn’t field a varsity team. Prior to the 2018 season, the Rams and Panthers had played every year since 1919. Below is a history of the rivalry through the years:

Game Particulars

Series Notes

  • Rivalry began in 1908. The two schools actually played twice that year.
  • Roselle Park leads series, 53-44-8.
  • Roselle has outscored Roselle Park 1424-1422 all time, or by an average of only 0.1 points per game.
  • Roselle has won three straight, and 8 of the last 12.
  • Roselle Park’s longest win streak: 6 Years in a row from 1992-97; Also had five game winning streak twice from 1967-71 and 2003-07.
  • Roselle’s longest win streak: 4 Years in a row (twice): 1980-83 and 2008-11.
  • Both teams have ended up in 7 scoreless ties (1930, 1931, 1933, 1941, 1947, 1975, and 1985).
  • Roselle Park has 17 shutouts; Last one was in 2000.
  • Roselle has 17 shutouts; last one was in 2011 – Rams had shut out Panthers four straight years: 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011.
  • Largest margin of victory: Roselle won 83-0 in 1915.
  • Roselle Park’s largest margin of victory: 51-0 in 1929.

Series History

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