Wellesley (CBS) — Wellesley and Needham on Thursday renewed the nation’s oldest public high school football competition on Thanksgiving after a year-long holiday. This season did not disappoint.
Wellesley, 34-28, won in overtime.
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“It’s hard to put into words. It’s definitely part of our lifestyle here and our football programme,” Wellesley coach Jesse Davies said.
The teams were scheduled to play the role of 133research and development A version of the game last year but was canceled due to COVID. The teams got together in the field for a socially distant photo opportunity on Thanksgiving, and they played each other in the spring season, but it wasn’t the same for either program.
“It was weird that it was so climate-influenced and I had nothing to play on that day,” Needham coach Doug Kopsko said.
Wellesley and Needham played their first game on Thanksgiving Day in 1882.
“It’s unbelievable. It’s a great opportunity for the kids to come here and be a part of the tradition,” said Kopsko.
Wellesley leads the all-time lead with a record 64-60-9 after Thursday’s game.
Entering the game, Wellesley had a 7-3 record while the Rockets were 2-8 on the year.