Thursday, October 11, 2018

MIAA Football: Thanksgiving Football at Fenway Once Again

Xaverian will take on St. John's Prep at Fenway Park for the second time in four seasons (Photo Courtesy: Jon Mahoney,

By Matt Feld (@Mattyfeld612)

High school football is returning to one of baseball's most storied ballparks.

As first reported by Dan Ventura of the Boston Herald, Fenway Park will play host to Thanksgiving Eve football for the third time in four seasons.

This year features three new matchups that are yet to experience the atmosphere that playing football at Fenway brings.

In the doubleheader on Tuesday, the Boston City League will receive representation with Burke facing off against West Roxbury.

Also on Tuesday is expected to be Mansfield-Foxboro. The Hornets who are fighting for a top spot in Div. 2 South, barely hold the all-time series lead, with a 35-33-2 record all-time versus the Warriors.

Then Wednesday features the game that very well may decide the Catholic Conference title with Xaverian taking on St. John's Prep. It's the second time the two will play at Fenway with Xaverian winning back in 2015, 14-0. The Hawks defeated St. John's Prep last season, 30-0, marking their fifth straight win in the series.

Coinciding with the Xaverian-St. John's Prep showdown, Framingham will take on Natick. The two played one another for over a century now, with Natick holding a 75-32-5 lead all-time.

Times have not been announced for games on either of the days.

Here are the results from the 2015 and 2017 games that took place at Fenway Park:


BC High 13, Catholic Memorial 10

Boston Latin 28, English 6

Xaverian 14, St. John's Prep 0

Needham 12, Wellesley 7


BC High 32, Catholic Memorial 16

Everett 36, Masconomet 20

Hingham 7, Scituate 6 

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