Thanksgiving Tradition

November 16, 2006 at 2:11 pm 3 comments

In my home town every year on Thanksgiving day our high school football team plays against the hated cross river rival Easton Red Rovers at Lafayette College.

This tradition is in its 100th year this year.  This year the game is going to be broadcast on ESPN2 at 9AM.  I would love to go but I think I have grown out of getting up at 6AM and being drunk at the game by 9. 

This is the second time that the game will be nationally televised.  In 1988 (My Junior Year) ESPN televised the game.  We won that year!  I am sure my parents taped the game since my brother and I were both in the band.

It should be a good game as the Stateliners were 2005 North II, Group IV State Champions!

I am proud to say that in my four years there we were 3 for 4 on Thanksgiving Day.  Must have been the Band!

1986 – Easton 20, Phillipsburg 10

1987 – Phillipsburg 19, Easton 10

1988 – Phillipsburg 20, Easton 15

1989 – Phillipsburg 21, Easton 12

This year they are ranked #1 in NJSIAA North II, Group IV and 9th in the state by the Newark Star Ledger.

The game is so huge it even has its own Blog.


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. richb  |  November 16, 2006 at 5:38 pm

    I must admit that it’s pretty cool to have a tradition like this.

    I wish your alma mater well.

  • 2. Steve  |  November 22, 2006 at 5:32 am

    GO P’Burg

  • 3. Chuck  |  November 29, 2006 at 7:12 am

    I set the Comcast DVR to record the game so that I could watch it later. The DVR malfunctioned so I was unable to watch the begining. I saw the second half and the Stateliners stunk it up! Easton’s defense was too much for out team this year.

    We lost.


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