Around the nation we go on a Thanksgiving day feast. Results Thursday from our Top Thanksgiving Day rivalry story
and just for fun, we'll rank them based on excitement, competitiveness and human interest. 12) Lincoln (San Jose, Calif.) 64, San Jose (Calif.) 0: According to the San Jose Mercury News, Stephen Robertson rushed for 160 yards and three touchdowns as the Lions (7-3) won for the 13th straight time in the "Big Bone" series.
11) Webster Groves (Mo.) 14, Kirkwood (Mo.) 12
: According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
, Marlon Pearl returned the second half kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown to key the extremely unusual rivalry game that this year pitted JV teams. That's because the Webster Groves varsity plays for the Missouri Class 5 championship Friday against Summit West. Webster Groves holds a 52-40-5 series lead in what is considered the oldest high school rivalry west of the Mississippi.
10) Boston Latin 54, Boston English/New Mission 12: According to the Boston Herald
Latin overcame a 76-yard opening kickoff return for touchdown by
Richard Monteiro to win for the 13th straight time in the series and 42
of 44. Twelve different Latin players ran the ball including Tyler
Hallinan (102 yards, two touchdowns and Connor Carrigan (106 yards, TD).
Washington (San Francisco) 36, Balboa (San Francisco) 6:
In the 87th Turkey Day Game in San Francisco, Washington piled up 337
of its 379 total yards on the ground including 181 on just 11 carries by
reserve back Lajarie Mabrey. It was Washington's first Turkey Day Game
win since 2003 and ninth overall. MaxPreps story
8) Fordham Prep (Bronx, N.Y.) 17, Xavier (New York, N.Y.) 7: According to the New York Daily News
Anthony Bronzo clinched the win with a 50-yard punt return for
touchdown in the 87th annual Thanksgiving Day game between the two
teams. Fordham Prep leads the series 48-35-3.
7) Northeast (Philadelphia, Pa.) 29, Central (Philadelphia, Pa.) 0:
In the 115th meeting that was marred by constant snow and a brawl that
required police intervention, Northeast increased its ever-so-slight
lead in the series, 54-51-10. Video
6) Deering (Maine) 35, Portland (Maine) 14: According to the Portland Press Herald
Renaldo Lowry broke a 14-14 tie with a 91-yard kickoff return for a
touchdown starting a three-touchdown run for the winners who improved to
9-3. Portland, which hadn't played a game in a month, still owns the
series lead 54-38-7.
5) Naugatuck (Naugatuck, Conn.) 34, Ansonia (Ansonia, Conn.) 20: According to the Citizen's News,
quarterback Erich Broadrick recorded a historic performance, completing
14 of 19 for 289 yards and accounting for five touchdowns as Naugatuck
won for just the third time in 25 meetings.
4) Norwich Free Academy (Conn.) 20, New London (Conn.) 14: According to the theday.com
Anthony Facchini rushed for 216 yards and a score as Norwich Free
Academy (10-0) completed a perfect regular season and clinched the Eastern
Connecticut Conference Large Division title. Norwich now leads the
nation's longest-standing rivalry 75-62-11.
3) Stonington (Conn.) 14, Westerly (R.I.) 7
: According to projo.com
Tyler Tavares scored on a 71-yard run to break a 7-7 tie and carry
Stonington to the victory in the 151st meeting between the two squads.
Stonington holds a remarkably close 69-65-17 edge.
2) Phillipsburg (N.J.) 3, Easton (Pa.) 0: According to lehighvalleylive.com
On a snow-filled field and following a scoreless regulation, Anthony
Castro booted a 25-yard field goal in overtime to pull out this
intra-state classic. It was Phillipsburg's first win in the series since
1) Needham (Mass.) 20, Wellesley (Mass.) 17: According to the Needham Times
Needham fought back from a two-touchdown deficit in the fourth quarter
and won it in overtime on a 10-yard pass from Kevin Brennan to Mark