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PREVIEW: Boston Latin vs. Boston English (MA)

November 25, 2013

BOSTON, MA – The Boston Latin Wolfpack and the Boston English Eagles will continue their longtime Thanksgiving rivalry when the two teams meet on Thursday at 10 a.m. (EST) at Harvard Stadium. More than 5,000 fans are expected for a game that’s part of the 2013 Great American Rivalry Series presented by the U.S. Marine Corps and Hibbett Sports.

Boston Latin and Boston English is the oldest, continuous Thanksgiving game in high school history, dating back to a Latin 16-0 win on Nov. 25, 1887. Boston Latin has dominated the series lately, winning 15 straight and 46 of the last 50 meetings (44-15 in 2012) to take a 77-36-13 all-time series lead.

Boston Latin is the oldest high school in the U.S. (1635) and Boston English is the oldest public high school in the U.S. (1821).

The Wolfpack and the Eagles are both currently on three-game winning streaks. The Wolfpack, coached by John McDonough, went 2-9 last season and are 5-5 this season after a 40-29 win over Belmont two weeks ago. The Brian Vaughan-coached Eagles, who went 3-7 last season, beat Marian due to forfeit to move to 6-4 this season.

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Each fall for over a century, high school football has been the centerpiece for families and communities on Friday night. In 2004, iHigh, Inc. created the Great American Rivalry Series to celebrate this uniquely American sport and the cultural phenomenon of “Friday Night in America.” The Series shines the spotlight on top high school football rivalries across the nation, where long-standing traditions are valued, expectations are sky high, and followers are committed.