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.
Westerly, a heavy favorite, pulled out a 28-7 win over winless Stonington but led by just seven early in the fourth quarter.
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 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.
Norwich and New London police recommended time change to NFA officials, citing information regarding a potential conflict among attendees.
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.
Westerly ends a five-game losing streak to its fierce rival Stonington, beating the Bears 34-13 in the renewal of the nation's oldest continuous Thanksgiving Day high school football game.
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.
Rudy Bagos knew his East Lyme football team was getting better as the season went on. But the numbers didn't back him up.
The region is getting a delicious All-Eastern Connecticut Conference CIAC Class M quarterfinal next Tuesday when Ledyard plays host to rival Bacon Academy.
Liam Wallace rushed for a pair of touchdowns in the second quarter as Stonington defeated Westerly 25-0 in their Thanksgiving Day game.
Griffen Gooden scored a pair of touchdowns as Norwich Free Academy held off New London 14-6 to win the renewal of the nation's oldest high school football rivalry this Thursday morning.
Luke Saccone had two touchdowns, three interceptions and seven extra points as Ledyard rolled to a 55-20 win over Fitch in their annual Thanksgiving Day game.
Four more teams unofficially qualfied for the CIAC football playoffs with seven berths to be decided on Thanksgiving Day.
Garrett Burdick had three interceptions and seven catches for 98 yards to help Valley Regional/Old Lyme beat Haddam-Killingworth on Tuesday, 27-13, in the season finale for both teams.
Previews of the 2015 Thanksgiving week games.
Here’s the local high school football playoff outlook — Ledyard should qualify. And that's it.