When the Winthrop High football team takes to the field at Harry Della Russo Stadium on Thanksgiving morning, coach Jon Cadigan and his Vikings will be looking for their second straight holiday victory over their ancient rivals after snapping a five-year losing streak last year.
The 6-4 Vikings will enter the game as the favorite against the 4-6 Revere team. Coach Cadigan’s crew defeated two teams, Salem and Stoneham, that have qualified for the Final Four in their division and narrowly lost to a Fairhaven team in the playoffs that also has advanced to the Final Four.
However, as the players, coaches, and fans on both sides of the field know all too well, you can throw out the proverbial record books when Winthrop and Revere get together on Thanksgiving to renew their annual rivalry to bring home the coveted Beachcomber Trophy. Regardless of their records, the Thanksgiving Day contest rates as a “second season” for both Winthrop and Revere, with a victory in front of the biggest crowd of the year making for a successful season.
With seasonable weather being forecast for Thursday morning, we expect that there will be a large crowd on hand. We urge both the players and the fans to exhibit good sportsmanship both on and off the field.
We wish coach Cadigan and his Vikings the best of luck.
Let’s go Winthrop — beat Revere !!!!