Friday, November 23, 2012
Couldn't make Thursday's Turkey Bowl? Check out our video of the game, band performances and more.
Tewksbury may have won the game, but it was still another great Thanksgiving Day for Wilmington players and fans who played a part in the latest edition of an annual rivalry game that is getting close to one century old. The Redmen earned an 18-6 win on the day, but the Wildcats played well against a playoff bound foe. Check out our video coverage of the day, including the sights and sounds on and off the field.
Tewksbury continued its recent success against Wilmington with an 18-6 victory on Thursday morning.
Before they carved their Thanksgiving turkeys, members of the Tewksbury football sliced up rival Wilmington on the gridiron. The Redmen dominated play throughout on Thursday, giving the home crowd at Alumni Stadium very little to be thankful for as they watched the Redmen cruise to an 18-6 victory. “We made a couple mistakes that hurt us, but we kept fighting,” said Wilmington head coach Mike Barry. “But after the sting of this washes away, these guys should be able to hold their heads up high and know they gave it all they had.” The visitors cracked the scoreboard after a lengthy drive midway through the opening quarter, taking a 6-0 edge on a five-yard touchdown run from running back Eddie Matovu. After a Wildcat fumble provided …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Visiting Tewksbury dominated play and came away with an 18-6 victory on Thursday. Check back Friday for complete coverage.
Visiting Tewksbury carved up host Wilmington on Thanksgiving Day, taking home the Turkey Bowl hardware. Though the underdog Wildcats played well defensively, they weren't able to put enough offense together. Wilmington fell, 18-6, in the annual game. Check back with Wilmington Patch on Friday for complete coverage including photos and video.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Kickoff is at 10 a.m. on Thursday and we want to know who you think will grab the all important victory.
It's a rivalry that stretches for more than 80 years. It's a game that shapes Thanksgiving Day for players, coaches and fans. And we want to know. Who's going to win this year's Turkey Bowl between Wilmington and Tewksbury? Last year it was the playoff bound Redmen who snuck out a 28-21 victory over a game group of Wildcats. This year, Tewksbury is again heading to the postseason while Wilmington ends its season on Thursday. But all bets are off on Thanksgiving when kickoff comes at 10 a.m. So who do you think will win? Let us know your predictions for the game in the comments section below, and leave us your favorite Turkey Bowl memories as well. We'll have a preview of the game on Wednesday afternoon, so check back then. And be sure to …
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Check back Friday for complete coverage.
Tewksbury senior quarterback Kevin Saunders picked the perfect day to come up with the best performance of his career, rushing for two touchdowns and throwing for a third as the Redmen came from behind to beat Wilmington, 28-21 in a Thanksgiving Day thriller at Doucette Field Thursday morning. Saunders scored on runs of 56 and 40 yards, then found senior wide receiver Frankie McLaughlin wide open near the goal line on a 32-yard touchdown pass with 1:31 to play in the game, setting off a wild celebration on the Tewksbury sidelines. "It's unreal," Saunders said. "It was one one of those games you dream about. I never expected to score three touchdowns in my last home game as a senior. It was unreal." Tewksbury, which clinched the Merrimack …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Wildcats travel to bitter rival Tewksbury Thursday at 10 a.m.
For a game that means nothing to the Wilmington High School football team, Thursday’s Thanksgiving Day game means everything. Continuing a tradition that dates back about 80 years, the Wildcats will battle bitter rival Tewksbury in the team’s final contest of the season. Wilmington enters the game at 6-3 overall, 4-1 in Middlesex League small school play. “It’s the playoffs, it’s the Super Bowl, it’s wining that Turkey Day trophy and getting to show it off in the case. That’s basically our Super Bowl trophy,” said senior quarterback Matt Ferreira. “It’s definitely a lot better day if we win the game.” Tewksbury is heading in the opposite direction as its border rival. The Redmen are postseason bound and looking to extend their season with …
A look at what Tewksbury players are saying about Thursday's big game.
Editor's Note: The following story was written for Tewksbury Patch. For the first time in 15 years, the Tewksbury High Redmen will head into their annual Thanksgiving Day showdown with Wilmington knowing that this will not be their final game of the season. TMHS, the 2011 Merrimack Valley Division 2 champion, will play Reading High next Tuesday in the first round of the MIAA Division 2 North playoffs, but don't worry about the Redmen looking ahead to Reading and coming out flat against Wilmington at Doucette Field on Thanksgiving morning. That, according to Tewksbury High head coach Brian Aylward, just ain't gonna happen. "We've talked about the fact that we've been invited to play some more football the week after Thanksgiving, but that …
A look at why Wilmington is better than Tewksbury.
Tewksbury Local Editor Bill Gilman mapped out why he thinks his town is better than Wilmington. With all due respect to Bill, he couldn't be more wrong. When it comes to this border rivalry, Wilmington takes the cake. For about 80 years, the Redmen and Wildcats have battled on the gridiron on Thanksgiving Day, and this year is no different. The teams kickoff at 10 a.m. in Tewksbury and the crowd should be massive and raucous as always. The towns are rivals on the field, on the court, and on ice, but it runs deeper than that. There is a natural rivalry overall between the towns, which is why we present to you five reasons why Wilmington is indeed the superior town in this battle. 1. The Fourth of July. Wilmington is famous for not just one …