Coyle-Cassidy/Connolly finds new Thanksgiving Day opponent
The Coyle-Cassidy/Bishop Connolly co-op football team will have a new Thanksgiving Day opponent.
The Warriors inked a two-year agreement with Nantucket on Monday to play football the day before Thanksgiving Day in November.
Assistant C-C coach Lou Pacheco posted this on his Twitter account — @coyle_football — around noon:
“Breaking Outstanding Thanksgiving News!!! A two-year deal has been agreed upon. Coyle Football @ Nantucket the day before Thanksgiving Wed November 27th Time TBA!!!! 2020 Nantucket at CC #DUDESBWO Its a Great Day!!!”
The Warriors ended a long-standing city tradition with Taunton High on Thanksgiving Day in February.
The Tigers set the record last fall for the most consecutive wins in the “The Game,” with 10, after beating the Warriors, 34-0. It broke the mark set by the C-C football team (1956-1964) and improved their overall holiday matchup to 50-36-2. Since the turn into the 21st century, Taunton has dominated the series, 17-2.
The first meeting between the two schools took place in 1930 at Father Woodley Field on Veterans Day, behind the old Coyle High School.
The Tigers will not play a Thanksgiving Day game this year.
Beginning in 2020, Taunton will have a new, permanent opponent on Turkey Day, as Milford and the Tigers agreed to a collaborative pact in July between the two school districts.
For eight years, the Tigers and Scarlet Hawks football teams were the lone teams on Thanksgiving Day that didn’t have a Hockomock League opponent to play on the holiday.
Author: Steve Sanchez. Originally posted in the Taunton Gazette on September 23, 2019.