Turkey. Stuffing. Mashed Potatoes. Salad. Pumpkin Pie. All are long standing traditions of our Thanksgiving celebrations. But just how did football become associated with our day of thanks? As far back as the 1876 football has been a part of Thanksgiving. Lions and Cowboys began their annual tradition of
playing football on Thanksgiving in their home stadium. The Thanksgiving Day games between Michigan and the Chicago Maroons in the 1890’s have been cited as "The Beginning of Thanksgiving Day Football."
Since 1876 football games have been played each year. In 1920 some of the teams that played were Hammond Pros and Chicago Boosters . In the
present, 3 teams play each Thanksgiving. Only Lions and Cowboys have a standing date each year. The third is random. According to ESPN, one of the most interesting games in recent times took place in Texas. In 1993, one of the more famous Thanksgiving Day games in recent history, the Cowboys led the Dolphins 14–13 with just seconds remaining in a rare, snow-filled Texas Stadium.
Miami's Pete Stoyanovich attempted a game winning 40-yard field goal that was blocked by the Cowboys' Jimmie Jones. Dick Enberg of NBC proclaimed, "The Cowboys will win." Indeed, since the kick landed beyond the line of
scrimmage, once the ball stopped moving the play would be declared dead and Dallas would gain possession. However, the ball landed and began spinning on its tip, leading Cowboys lineman Leon Lett to try to gain possession. Lett slipped, fell, and knocked the ball forward. By rule, the ball was live and the Dolphins fell on it at the two yard line. With the recovery, Stoyanovich got a second chance to win the game and hit the much shorter field goal. The Dolphins won 16–14.”
Here's how to watch the 2017 Thanksgiving matchups: Vikings vs. Lions at Lions on Fox. Chargers vs. Cowboys at Cowboys on CBS. Giants vs. Redskins at Redskins on NBC.
th Grade Basketball Looks To Take The Gold
By: Isaac Jeffs
The 7th grade basketball team took a sad loss in the playoffs last year but now they are a year smarter, better, and taller. They are looking to go all the way this year at the Hamilton County Championship. They are being coached by Mr. Ashley and Mr. Dawson. The players are very excited about this season and believe they have a chance this year. “We have great coaches and players this year, and we all are very sure about taking the win this year," said Joshua Whack, a 8th grade “We all are brothers and a family, whatever happens we got each other and we will be happy with the gold or not, but preferably with the gold,” said Jayden Childers, a player of two years.
On Saturday, October 7th, the 8th grade volleyball team won the Hamilton County Tournament. The team finished the season undefeated with a record of 20-0. As a team they never lost a set in 7th or 8th grade, with an overall record of 36-0. Congratulations to Coach Abel, Marley Adams, Ashely Ailes, Emily Alberts, Ella Bostic, Megan Carlson, Alexa Grigsby, Rylee Johnson, Elizabeth Katz, Grace Kichefski, Mac McQueen, Julia Muller, and Erika White.