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Thanksgiving high school football thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Smallpotatoes, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    The game I'm going to today will be a little unusual. The first two quarters will be 11 minutes and the last two will be nine minutes.
    The regional playoffs are Tuesday and the state association rules stipulate that any team that could be playing on Tuesday can only play 10-minute quarters today.
    A waiver was granted for this game and another game in the league because there is a three-way tie for first and the teams involved in the tie are 1-1 against the other two teams. The tiebreaker is first-half point differential in league games. The league plays 11-minute quarters in its games and to make sure the teams involved in the tie have the same opportunity to score as many first-half points as possible that the did all season, they're keeping the first half at 22 minutes, but the game will still be a 40-minute game.
    I'm headed out the door shortly for the game.
    Anybody like to tell us about the game you're covering?
  2. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Well, the team I'm covering today has a blue star on the side of its helmet.

    (Well, not me really, but one of my writers is.)

    I remember when the great G.A. Moore was still coaching and you could guarantee if his team was in the playoffs, he would play on Thanksgiving.
  3. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Smallspuds, covering a Thanksgiving Day game is one of the things I miss most about my former job at the Herald. If I had my druthers, they'd dump those pointless EMass playoffs and just end the season today.
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Hell, I'm still trying to understand the rules...
  5. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    I thought this was a thread for our Jets and Falcons fans.
  6. pressboxer

    pressboxer Active Member

    As Football Bat mentioned, it's playoff time in Texas (second round this weekend; 144 games statewide). Texas Stadium will host a tripleheader on Friday and a quadrupleheader on Saturday.

    The team I'm covering won a coin flip for the right to host its game Saturday. In exchange for not traveling, I get a weather forecast calling for a high of 35 and a 40-percent chance of rain and/or snow. I'll be sitting in the pressbox for that one.
  7. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Now, here's a tradition that's been going on for 88 years in New Jersey. And it ends today. Pretty amazing. First game was in 1919 and they've never cancelled it.


    But today’s so-called Turkey Game signals the end of the tradition. Next fall, the two schools will merge in a new $176 million building. At the final game, both principals expect to sit together at halftime to present a united front, and the players on both teams will be required to wear T-shirts bearing the new school’s name — Union City High School — under their shoulder pads.

    The new solidarity is a long step from the simmering hatred that once transcended the football field and divided the city into uptown and downtown. Historically, families who lived north of the Route 495 overpass would go uptown to Union Hill, while those who lived to the south would go downtown to Emerson, though that boundary was shifted in later years to keep the school enrollments roughly equal.

    I wonder if our resident NJ SportsJournalists.comer is covering this.
  8. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Not quite our circ area, JR, but we have a few that have been going for nearly as long.
  9. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    State Finals are this weekend.......Smith Center finally gave up a score last week. It was actually a competitive game, 6-6 midway through the second quarter....they got the message...run off 38 straight....roll 44-6.

    The only 6 points they've given up all year, and they have punted twice all season.
  10. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Southlake Carroll would take 'em. :)
  11. pressboxer

    pressboxer Active Member

    How about if Carroll is limited to suiting up the same number of players Smith Center has? I doubt many of the Dragons have had to play both ways for an entire game.
  12. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Somebody missed the smiley face... and the sarcasm button!
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