113th Meeting of Framingham Vs Natick Football at Fenway Park Wednesday

FRAMINGHAM – Wednesday, Nov. 21 will be the 113th meeting of Framingham High vs Natck High in the annual Thanksgiving game.

This year, Framingham will not host the tradition, but historic Fenway Park will host the game, as part of a doubleheader of high school football.

Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. (or about 40 minutes after the conclusion of the first game between Xaverian and St. John’s Prep which starts at 5 p.m.)

Tickets are still available at $20. They are general admission.  Twenty-five percent of every ticket sold is given back to the school each patron is supporting.

Suites were available, but they sold out in one day.

At halftime of the game both Framingham High and Natick High’s bands will perform.

The National Anthem will be sung by a combination of Framingham High and Natick High students. For Framingham High, that will include cast members from its upcoming musical Mamma Mia!

High school football games were commonly played at Fenway Park in the early 20th Century, but the rivalry of Framingham Vs Natick high schools is older than the park itself.

The ballpark also hosted the 1912 high school national championship game when Everett was defeated by Oak Park, Illinois. Everett High played Masconment Regional last year at Fenway and won again.

High school football wasn’t played at Fenway again until 1935, when a series of games were held featuring high schools from around Boston.

After an 80-year absence, high school football returned to Fenway Park in November 2015.

Tickets will get you access to both games.

 

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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