Stoughton vs. Canton: Thanksgiving Football Rivalry Snapshot
Inside the numbers: A look at the series history between the two Thanksgiving rivals (statistics from the Hockomock League football website).
Thursday’s Thanksgiving morning game between Stoughton and Canton marks the 86th consecutive time the two schools have gone head to head on the holiday.
The rivalry dates back to 1926. Canton will play host to this year’s game (Thursday, 10 a.m. at Canton High).
Stoughton holds a 42-39-4 edge in the all-time series, aided by having won the past six Thanksgiving games, dating back to 2005. The Black Knights will look to make it seven in a row this year.
While Stoughton hasn’t always dominated the series—Canton won all but one game between 1976-1991—the Black Knights have taken control of the series under head coach Greg Burke.
Since 1995, Stoughton has lost just twice on Thanksgiving (2003 and 2004), having won 14 of the last 16 meetings.
During this current six-game winning streak, Stoughton has outscored Canton 202-28, notching two shutouts against the Bulldogs (2006 and 2009).
Can Stoughton (5-5, 2-1 in the Davenport in 2011) continue it’s recent Thanksgiving success, or will Canton (3-6, 1-2 in the Davenport) snap the Black Knights’ win streak?
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Stoughton-Canton: A Series Snapshot
Statistics from the Hockomock League Football Website:
- All-time record: Stoughton leads series, 42-39-4
- Total points scored: Stoughton 1204; Canton 921
- Current streak: Stoughton has won 6 in a row
- Largest margin of victory: 48 points (Canton won 48-0 in 1986)
- Stoughton’s longest winning streak: 8 (1995-2002)
- Canton’s longest winning streak: 9 (1983-1991)
- Home Records: Stoughton 22-19-2; Canton 20-20-2
- Away Records: Stoughton 20-20-2; Canton 19-22-2
- All-time scores: