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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

The big game in Framingham

SPORTS

Planning to attend tomorrow morning's 100th Thanksgiving Day high school football matchup between unbeaten Natick (10-0) and host Framingham (6-4) at Bowditch Field?

Arrive early.

Prior to the 10 a.m. kickoff, Framingham will retire the number (86) of one of the program's all-time greats, wide receiver Billy Brooks, a 1982 graduate of Framingham North. Brooks went on to a record-setting career at Boston University before playing 11 years in the NFL with the Colts, Bills and Redskins.

He is in his fifth season as executive director of administration for the Indianapolis Colts.

A number of other pre-game festivities are planned, including a flyover by four aircraft from the Northeast Warbirds Squadron 7, weather permitting.

"The (flyover) is to pay homage to the men and women from the town of Framingham who over the years have served our country in the United States Army Air Corps to the present day Air Force," said Framingham High Gridiron Club President Mike Norton.

-- Craig Larson

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