High School Thanksgiving Football
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Fitch head coach Mike Ellis Jr. and Ledyard senior Walker Lenz have spent almost every Thanksgiving Day of their lives at a high school football game. Ledyard head coach Mike Serricchio was looking forward to being in his first one.
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Elijah Parker caught a 7-yard touchdown pass from Owen George with 3.3 seconds left as New London rallied from a 22-point, second-half deficit to beat Norwich Free Academy 26-22 on Thanksgiving morning.
East Lyme, coming off a 1-9 season a year ago, finished at 7-3 with a 54-0 win over Waterford in the 50th game played between the schools. And, to a man, they say that change began after a 33-20 loss to Waterford last Thanksgiving.
Fitch survived a late scare from Ledyard to defeat the Colonels 27-19, a win that secured the Colonel Ledyard Sword for another year, clinched the program's first unbeaten regular season since 2001, and earned the Falcons' a home state playoff game against Masuk.
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How dispiriting that the scheduling of the oldest high school football rivalry, dating to 1875, is being shifted not because of weather or crisis or convenience, but apparently because of some misguided young males.