THANKSGIVING FOOTBALL 2010
After the final seconds ticked off the clock at Harold Crumb Field, Lexington coach Bill Tighe was mobbed by former and current players.
St. John’s Prep failed to pick up a yard through the air, turned the ball over twice deep in its own territory, and faced a Xaverian team that has had a habit of snacking on Eagle before feasting on turkey in recent years.
The game seemed to have already begun when Abington and Whitman-Hanson teams and families met for dinner last Friday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of their first Thanksgiving matchup.
There are those plays that jump straight from the chalkboard to the field, running exactly as they were drawn up. Then again, there are the sort made by Dracut quarterback Matt Silva in yesterday’s game against ancient foe Methuen.
The eye black caking Andrew Coke’s face was running down his cheeks as he took the Andover helmet off his head. Under normal circumstances, it would mask his true emotions. But not on this day.
Pope John used a tremendous defensive effort to defeat Lowell Catholic, 20-0, yesterday and win its first Catholic Central Small title and playoff berth under coach Brian Vaughan.