THANKSGIVING FOOTBALL 2012
Andover beat the Central Catholic Raiders, 22-19, Thursday at Lovely Stadium to clinch the Merrimack Valley (Large) title.
The Redhawks didnt get off to a great start, fumbling the opening kickoff, but the end result was a 26-14 victory Thursday that punched Naticks ticket to the playoffs.
Senior quarterback Jake Martino (12 for 30, 123 yards passing, TD) led the charge for Malden in a 32-6 win over Medford in their 125th meeting.
Lynnfield's home finale proved the most significant, as the Pioneers 14-7 victory over North Reading clinched the CAL/NEC (Division 4) title and a berth in the Division 3A playoffs.
As if playing Holbrook/Avon on Thanksgiving Day wasnt enough incentive for West Bridgewater, the Wildcats received a shot of adrenaline because a Holbrook victory would have forced a coin toss to decide the Mayflower Small Conference champion.
The Boston Globe takes a look at some of the stories that made Thanksgiving football game so special this year.