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Fast Facts About the Orange Bowl:

  • The Orange Bowl is an annual football game between the Pirates of Pearl River High School and the Dutchmen of Tappan Zee High School.
  • It is called the Orange Bowl because both Tappan Zee and Pearl River are both hamlets in the collection of hamlets known as Orangetown.
  • The winner of the Orange Bowl is presented with the Orange Bowl Trophy, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, St. Dominic's Council #5343, Blauvelt, NY.
  • The Orange Bowl has produced some nailbiting, gutwrenching games over the years, with Pearl River holding a slight edge in the series: 16 wins - 15 losses - 1 tie.
  • There have been 11 shutouts in the Orange Bowl, including a 0-0 tie in the 1977 match-up.
  • Since the start of the Orange Bowl in 1977, the teams did not play each other 6 times (1982, '83, '93, 2002, '03, '04, '11 & '12).

The scores are below from most recent to the first Orange Bowl:

2016 - XXXII - Tappan Zee 25 - Pearl River 7

2015 - XXXI - Pearl River 27  - Tappan Zee 20
2014 - XXX  - Pearl River 26 - Tappan Zee 7
2013 - XXIX - Tappan Zee 14  - Pearl River 13            
2010 - XXVIII - Tappan Zee 9  -  Pearl River 2
2009 - XXVII - Pearl River 6  -  Tappan Zee 0
2008 - XXVI - Pearl River 10  -  Tappan Zee 8
2007 - XXV - Tappan Zee 10  -  Pearl River 9
2006 - XXIV - Pearl River 7  Tappan Zee 6
2005 - XXIII - Pearl River 29  -  Tappan Zee 0
2001 - XXII - Tappan Zee 36  -  Pearl River 0
2000 - XXI - Tappan Zee 21  -  Pearl River 12
1999 - XX - Pearl River 40  -  Tappan Zee 0
1998 - XIX - Pearl River 7  -  Tappan Zee 6
1997 - XVIII - Tappan Zee 27  -  Pearl River 19
1996 - XVII - Pearl River 20  -  Tappan Zee 6
1995 - XVI - Pearl River 21  -  Tappan Zee 8
1994 - XV - Pearl River 22  -  Tappan Zee 7
1992 - XIV - Pearl River 14  -  Tappan Zee 7
1991 - XIII - Tappan Zee 35  -  Pearl River 7
1990 - XII - Tappan Zee 36  -  Pearl River 6
1989 - XI - Tappan Zee 20  -  Pearl River 7
1988 - X - Tappan Zee 29  -  Pearl River 12
1987 - IX - Pearl River 7  -  Tappan Zee 0
1986 - VIII - Pearl River 35  -  Tappan Zee 0
1985 - VII - Pearl River 14  -  Tappan Zee 0
1984 - VI - Tappan Zee 35  -  Pearl River 10
1981 - V - Tappan Zee 24  -  Pearl River 0
1980 - IV - Tappan Zee 27  -  Pearl River 6
1979 - III - Tappan Zee 7  -  Pearl River 0
1978 - II - Pearl River 21  -  Tappan Zee 20
1977 - I - Pearl River 0  -  Tappan Zee 0

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