BC High, CM start new Thanksgiving tradition

November, 22, 2012
Catholic Conference rivals Catholic Memorial and BC High have competed in an annual Thanksgiving day football game since 1962.

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Joe McGonegal/Catholic Memorial Catholic Memorial seniors Ed DeLuca, Ryan Reid, Matt McCarthy and Dylan Ryan made the 10-mile trek from West Roxbury to Dorchester to deliver the game ball.
But this year, four CM seniors began what they hope will become a new tradition. Ed DeLuca, Ryan Reid, Matt McCarthy and Dylan Ryan relayed a ceremonial game ball from CM's Baker Street campus on Thursday morning to Cotter Field at BC High, a 10-mile trek through six Boston neighborhoods.

When they arrived, an hour before the 10:15 a.m. kickoff, the four seniors handed the game ball at midfield to the varsity football captains, posed for a photo, then joined their classmates in rooting on the Knights.

In the 51st edition of the holiday classt, the Eagles defeated the Knights, 20-14.



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