THANKSGIVING FOOTBALL 2009
E. Boston vs. S. Boston
O'Bryant vs. Latin Academy
C-C vs. Bedford
Needham vs. Wellesley
Holliston vs. Westwood
Xaverian vs. St. John's Prep
Thanksgiving Day football
All year, No. 1 Xaverian rode its MVP quarterback, workhorse running back, and stifling defense to win after win, never tasting defeat as it headed toward a Catholic Conference-deciding showdown at St. John's Prep.
The 122d renewal of the Wellesley-Needham rivalry will be remembered by the Raiders for a long time to come.
Amid the raucous fans and players swarming on the field, there was a quiet moment between father and son, an emotional embrace that conveyed the significance of Concord-Carlisle's 25-7 win over Bedford Thanksgiving Day.
Thanksgiving was a great day for stripes. As the final seconds ticked off the clock, a sea of Tigers and Bengals fans flooded the field at English High School, even though the followers of the Boston South teams are usually at odds.