100th English and Classical Football Game

Sue Rummel wrote this nice little piece which I hope you enjoy. Feel free to respond to Sue’s request for comments.

Did you know that 2013 marks the 100th time English and Classical High School met on the gridiron for Thanksgiving Day football. What a milestone for these two great schools.  After almost 50 years since graduation I can’t remember a year without checking the Thanksgiving Day football scores to see if English won.  Little did I know that this was the 100th rivalry game with English victorious over Classical 13 – 12.

I’m sure everyone has special memories of the games at Manning Bowl.  As a cheerleader, I remember arriving at the school on game day and marching in formation with the high school band from the school to Manning Bowl.  What a thrill marching through the streets and onto the field before games.  We also practiced with the band in order to take part in the halftime shows.

Our football stats over the years show Classical with the winning edge, but it’s nice to know that during our years at English in 1963, 64 and 65 the Bulldogs held the Northeast Regional Conference title for basketball (see photo below).

For more information about the 2013 Thanksgiving game and to see the football history between English and Classical click HERE.

As we approach our 50th reunion in 2015 it would nice to hear some of your memories about our years at LEHS.  Comments are welcome.

Sue Rummel

Gym banners... check out basketball
Gym banners… check out basketball

3 thoughts on “100th English and Classical Football Game”

  1. Hi Sue – I enjoyed your article and a nice walk down memory lane thinking of the Golden Circle golf league and Lynnfield Center Golf Course. I do check the Thanksgiving scores every year & did a little strut around the house when English won. THanks for the history lesson. Hope you are well.

  2. Hi, Sue, first time I’ve checked the website. Really fun to read your article. I loved marching to the games at Manning Bowl! I still have a photo of me in that ill fitting cheerleader uniform. I’ll try to talk Maureen O’Day Sanders to go to the 50th reunion. We both live in the San Francisco Bay Area. Would love to see you!

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