Thanksgiving Day is fast upon us and with that being the case, it's a good time to lay out what some of our endeavors will be for the full breadth of coverage.
There's more than 100 high school football games on Thanksgiving Day, which is a little nightmarish considering they all happen at roughly the same time (10, 10:30 and 11 a.m.). So this should give you an idea of what to expect from us leading up to and through the holiday.
We've already posted our Thanksgiving games to watch gallery. It's full of the top matchups in Eastern Massachusetts, including all the playoff implications and surveys so you can pick who you think will win each game.
We'll post The Huddle's Thanksgiving Preview. Bob Holmes and I will break down the top games that will have the biggest impact on the playoffs next week. In the newspaper, we'll print a list of all the matchups, including the historical records for each rivalry and team records.
Dan Shaugnessy is writing a column on the holiday. You can also expect our Thanksgiving Day advance, written by Globe Correspondent Ryan Mooney.
Thursday - Thanksgiving
In the morning, we'll have coverage of all of Wednesday's games, including Brockton vs. Bridgewater-Raynham. (Brockton needs a win to get in the playoffs.) By mid-morning, we'll switch over and focus on game updates for all of Thursday's action. We'll be covering 17 games, with quarter by quarter updates. We'll also be posting scores as they're reported to us. (Coaches and staff can call in scores at 617-929-2860.) We'll be conducting all of our updates right here on the high schools blog, but we'll also be updating our followers on Twitter @GlobeSchools.
(Also on Thursday, we'll be compiling reader photos of any action, tailgating or anything Thanksgiving football related. Readers can send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.)
We'll have all the scores, stories, photos and video from Thursday. We'll also have an update on playoff matchups that will likely come late Thursday. By mid-Friday, we'll know playoff sites for all the games.
The final Bus page will be printed in the Globe and we'll have the Boston.com 100 ready to go for the playoffs on Tuesday.
Several reporters and editors contribute updates, news and analysis to the High School Sports Blog.
- Bob Holmes: A Reading resident (Go Rockets!) and Boston College graduate, Holmes is the Boston Globe High School Sports Editor. We remind you now that his weekly picks are often made in jest so everyone just calm down when he picks against Everett for 11 straight weeks. Contact him at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeHolmes.
- Craig Larson: A native of West Springfield (Leo Durocher anyone? Tim Daggett?) and Curry College graduate (a proud Colonel!), Larson is the sports editor for the Globe's regional sections: South, West and North, as well as a frequent contributor on the college beat. Abington to Xaverian: it all starts with the schools. Have a compelling story idea? Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeLars.
- Zuri Berry: Berry attended the same high school as sports legends O.J. Simpson and Joe DiMaggio. (Guess which one is his hero.) He's a South Boston resident (formerly of Eastie) and the editor of the High School Sports blog as well as the go-to-guy for everything high school sports on Boston.com. Contact him at email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @GlobeSchools for all of the latest updates.
Then there are our fall correspondents:
- Anthony Gulizia | @gulizia_a | Div. 1 football
- Eric Russo | @erusso22 | Div. 2 football
- Stephen Sellner | @stephen_sellner | Div. 3 football
- Andrew MacDougall | @Andy_MacDougall | Div. 4 football
- Greg Joyce | @GJoyce9 | Div. 5 football
- Lorenzo Recupero | @LorenzoRecupero | Div. 6 football
- Liz Torres | @etorres446 | Girls volleyball
To reach the high school sports department, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.