With the Belleville-Nutley football rivalry set to renew on Nov. 27, at the Park Oval, in Nutley, the series has produced some tremendous games, spanning back to 1924.
The teams began playing each other regularly in 1944 and continued that trend until after the 2015 season. With Nutley pretty much dominating the series over a 32-year span (24-4-2 from 1984-2015) the series was postponed from 2016-2019, although the teams meet in an entertaining NJSIAA crossover contest in 2018, which Nutley won, 20-13.
Nutley leads the all-time series, 53-19-4.
There’s been many moving parts to the series. From the early days through the 1981 season, the game was played on, or about the Columbus Day holiday weekend. With…