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High School Thanksgiving Football

November 26, 2015 @ 10 a.m.
New London
East Lyme

Fitch, Ledyard feel lost without chance to play for Colonel Ledyard Sword

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.

Stonington falls to Westerly 28-7

Westerly, a heavy favorite, pulled out a 28-7 win over winless Stonington but led by just seven early in the fourth quarter.

Norwich man released under house arrest ahead of football game at NFA

Joseph Desir's family posted a $30,000 bond following his arraignment in New London Superior Court on charges of second-degree breach of peace and first-degree criminal trespass.

Fitch High School Athletics to honor football team alumni

Fitch High School Athletics will honor Fitch Football Student-Athlete alumni as part of the team's 90th season during halftime of the annual Thanksgiving Day game against Ledyard High School.

NFA-NL Thanksgiving football game moved to 1 p.m. Wednesday for 'safety' reasons

Norwich and New London police recommended time change to NFA officials, citing information regarding a potential conflict among attendees.

High School Thanksgiving Football VIDEOS


Rivalry interrupted

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.

Thanksgiving should transcend our differences

Breaking bread together and expressing gratitude transcends one people, one culture and one nation.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Don't let Thanksgiving become a mere speed bump in the race to Christmas