WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Cold temperatures didn’t stop fans from coming out to the decades long Thanksgiving matchup between the West Side Terriers and the Agawam Brownies.
The game brings together fans from years before and new fans!
“I’m a life long resident of West Springfield. It’s an awesome day to be out here for the kids, my sons first year playing hopefully he’ll get in; number 74, Eric Stone,” said West Springfield fan Diane Stone.
Some of the biggest fans are former players.
“We like supporting the community, we like supporting the town, even though west sides a big rivalry of ours we still enjoy supporting them as well. We enjoy coming back, and more important than the football game is seeing the old faces and the guys we played with years before us and years,” said Agawam fan Dominic Desino.
Fans said more important than who wins or loses, it brings generations back together for one day every year.
“I played in this game 34 years ago and my nephew is captain of west side team. It’s a tradition, it’s family it’s friends it’s football, it’s food, it”s something I cherish,” said Desino.
Win or lose, neither team had a shortage of fans this Thanksgiving.
The final score was Agawam 40, West Springfield 28.