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Freshman Garrett Burdick kicked a 40-yard field goal with 5 minutes, 15 seconds remaining as New London defeated Norwich Free Academy 9-7 in their annual Thanksgiving Day game to qualify for the Class L playoffs.

Published: November 28, 2013

New London's Orinn Parke, (21), dives on the loose ball ahead of teammate Greg Newkirk and NFA's Calvin Green in the second half of ECC large division football action Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. New London emerged with a 9-7 win in the oldest high school football rivalry in the nation.

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