Thanksgiving Day: High School Football Scores and Coverage
Thanksgiving day is one of the special days on the high school football schedule.
Local rivalries and communities coming together are just part of what makes Thanksgiving football special. In many of these games some of the players parents may have attended one school, while their kids attend the rival school.
One of the biggest decisions for an 8th grade student who lives on the Downbeach area of Atlantic County is which school should I go to, Holy Spirit or AC?
While some would like to see the Thanksgiving day games go away, the tradition of football on Thanksgiving is a slice of Americana. The AC-Holy Spirit game is the oldest game in Atlantic County, a massive crowd showed up to see these long-time rivals in action - if this game goes away, it would be a travesty.
Better yet, we discussed during the broadcast over on 1450-AM ways to make this game even better.
How about a return to Boardwalk Hall - I know people have suggested there isn't enough room for 100 yard field, one end zone would be 5-yards short, but there are ways around that. A few years ago, Northwestern played Notre Dame at Wrigley Field with a similar situation. Once the ball crossed midfield, they went toward the end zone that had the full 10-yards. A second idea, how about playing the game at Sandcastle stadium? There has been some talk of playing soccer in the old Surf stadium, if a soccer game can be played, why not AC vs Holy Spirit on Thanksgiving day?
What other ideas do you have to help reignite some of the Thanksgiving day games?
Here are this years final scores:
Atlantic City 22, Holy Spirit 14 (ATLANTIC CITY leads HOLY SPIRIT, 50-32-4)
EHT 13, Mainland Regional 0 (MAINLAND leads EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, 20-11-1) Middle Twp. 49, Lower Cape May 13 (MIDDLE leads LOWER, 56-34-5)
Oakcrest 32, Absegami 7 (ABSEGAMI leads OAKCREST, 21-17)
Ocean City 24, Pleasantville 20 (OCEAN CITY leads PLEASANTVILLE, 47-40-6)
Millville 44, Vineland 40 (MILLVILLE leads VINELAND, 45-42-10)