GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – It was the 90th year the two teams played each other on Thanksgiving Day. The game between Turners Falls and Greenfield began at 10:30 a.m. at Greenfield High School.
Turners Falls made the key plays while Greenfield struggled, both on offense and defense. Turners Falls led 22-0 at halftime and didn’t look back. They scored 14 more points in the second half to win 36-0.
The teams have met every year on Thanksgiving since 1927. “It’s a generation thing, it’s a tradition on thanksgiving.” Dan Townsley told 22News. “It’s a good place for people to come out and meet each other that they haven’t’ seen in a while. Some people don’t see each other until this game.”
“It’s something that is sort of in your blood,” Turner Falls resident Jason Wonsey said. “When you went to Turners [Falls] you bleed blue. When you go to Greenfield, you bleed Green. And that’s the way it is your whole life.”
Today’s victory marks Turners Falls’ sixth straight win over Greenfield on Thanksgiving.