Thursday, November 22, 2012
125 years ago, Needham and Wellesley will face each other in a traditional football game. Here are Five Things about it.
1. Thanksgiving day looks to be a sunny and warm one, with temperatures hitting 52ºF, and then dipping to 33ºF in the mostly clear evening, according to the National Weather Service. 2. Needham hosts the game, and rivals from Wellesley for the 125th time at 10:00 a.m. at Memorial Park. Tickets to the game are $10. 3. The first game was in 1882, but they are playing for the 125th time, because World War I meant the teams had to take a couple of seasons off. According to a Boston Herald story from last year, this is the country’s oldest public high school rivalry. 4. The Needham-Wellesley rivalry is also up for the Best High School Rivalry in Mass, on USA Today's High School Sports site. You can also help beat Needham on Facebook by …
The Needham and Wellesley high football teams square off at 10 a.m. on Thursday.
The football teams from Needham and Wellesley will face off Thursday in the annual Thanksgiving Day game, at 10 a.m. at Memorial Park in Needham. Tickets to the game are $10. Are you headed to the big game today? We'd love to see your pics. Add them to this post by clicking on the green "Upload photos and videos button" under the photo to the right, and together we'll build a gallery for everyone to see. We've posted this on both Needham Patch and Wellesley Patch, so make sure if you're commenting below on your favorite team or who you think will win, you keep it clean. Otherwise, happy Thanksgiving, and good luck to both teams!
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
USA Today attempts to find the best football rivalry in the state and then the Nation--and Wellesley-Needham is on the list--and in the running for a cash prize
Wellesley and Needham's football teams met for the first time in 1882. Tomorrow, they meet for the 125th time (with a few years taken off because of World War I). According to a Boston Herald story from last year, this is the country’s oldest public high school rivalry. But is it the best rivalry in Massachusetts? USA Today's High School Sports site is looking for the Best High School Rivalry in the Commonwealth. The Needham-Wellesley game is one of three rivalries selected for the Mass. poll. Also on the list, Salem versus Beverly and St. John's Prep in Danvers vs. Xaverian in Westwood. Voting ends on Dec. 3, and then the contest searches for the best rivalries in four regions across the nation (voting until Dec. 13). The winners of the…