Who is NVOT’s greatest rival?

Students and staff take a stand over the school’s defining opponents

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Christine Massaro

Old Tappan has many ongoing rivalries against other schools. Which one is the greatest rival?

Pascack Valley. Ramapo. Demarest. Tenafly. Nothing gets the Golden Knights more fired up than facing a rival school. In a recent Lance survey, the student body concluded that Pascack Valley is OT’s biggest competitor (147 votes), with a margin of nearly 64 votes over the second highest voted school, Northern Valley Demarest, which had 83 votes. 

In last week’s Lance poll, 57% of the NVOT community named PV their greatest rival. (Jonah Kim)

However, even though the numbers show a clear winner as Pascack Valley, certain students, teachers, coaches, and administrators have voiced their opinions on who they truly think is OT’s greatest competitor.