At 10:00 AM, Thanksgiving morning, rabid citizens from Wellesley and Needham will come to Needham High to root on their football teams as they play out the latest chapter in the nation's oldest public school rivalry. Dating back to 1882, the year after Wellesley seceded from Needham, the annual contest always draws legions of families, fans, and high school alumni from the two towns. Last year's battle was a nail biter with Wellesley coming out victorious at 28-27.
This year's contest, installment number 123, will feature two excellent teams as Wellesley enters with a 7-3 record and Needham's stands at 8-2. Kickoff is at 10 AM at the Needham High School field at 609 Webster Street, but fans are advised to arrive early to make sure they get a seat.
Tickets can be pre-purchased from The Linden Store and Ace Hardware, both in Wellesley.
We put together a great display in our window - stop by and see!