Sunday, December 4, 2011
Links to our 2011 Thanksgiving coverage.
Miss any of our Thanksgiving coverage? Click on the links below to revisit coverage from the Thanksgiving Day football game between Stoughton and Canton; the Powderpuff game between Stoughton and Canton; or the pre-Thanksgiving Pep Rally at Stoughton High. Thanksgiving Day Football Game Recap Photo Gallery Video highlight package A closer look at Aaron Mack’s 4-TD effort Powderpuff Game Recap Photo Gallery Pep Rally Video and Photo Gallery
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
A highlight montage from the Black Knights’ Thanksgiving Day win at Canton last Thursday (video by Robert Burke of Burkco Sports Video).
Check out the highlight montage (in the media gallery) from the Stoughton High football team’s 27-7 win at Canton on Thanksgiving morning. There is also a video of the trophy presentation and postgame victory celebration. Aaron Mack led the way with four rushing touchdowns and the Black Knight defense turned in one of its best efforts of the season. It was the seventh straight Thanksgiving Day win for Stoughton and the 15th win in the last 17 years over the Bulldogs. Stoughton holds a 43-39-4 edge in the 86-year rivalry with Canton. The Black Knights finish the season 6-5 and 3-1 in the Davenport Division, turning in their first winning season since 2006. *** Both videos are by Robert Burke of Burkco Sports Video.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
The Stoughton junior scored four touchdowns on Thanksgiving against Canton, something that has been done by only two other players in the history of the 86-year series between the two schools.
How the Stoughton High football team got near Canton’s goal line during its 27-7 Thanksgiving victory over the Bulldogs differed—twice a methodical march by the offense put Stoughton in scoring range, and on the other two touchdowns it was big plays on special teams (Asad Elmi blocked a punt) and on defense (4th down sack by Alex Kimball) that gave the Black Knights good field position. But all four Stoughton scoring drives ended the same way—with an Aaron Mack touchdown run. The junior had four scores on Thanksgiving, putting him in some pretty elite company. In the 86-year history of the Stoughton-Canton Thanksgiving rivalry, only two other players have scored four touchdowns in a single game. Only one has topped this feat. Former NFL…
Friday, November 25, 2011
Photos from Stoughton’s 27-7 win at Canton on Thanksgiving Day 2011 (pictures of the players, fans, cheerleaders and marching band).
For the seventh straight Thanksgiving, the Stoughton High football team beat Canton, this time 27-7 in Canton. Aaron Mack led the way with four rushing touchdowns and the Black Knight defense turned in one of its best efforts of the season. Senior defenders came up big in the win. Brandon Alves had three sacks and numerous tackles behind the line of scrimmage; Asad Elmi blocked a punt deep in Canton territory midway through the third quarter, setting up Mack’s third score; and Alex Kimball sacked Canton quarterback Anthony Bires on 4th and 16 for a 10-yard loss, giving the Black Knights the ball at the Canton six, setting up Mack’s final score. The Black Knights finish the season 6-5 and 3-1 in the Davenport Division, turning in their …
The Black Knights end their season at 6-5 with a 27-7 win at Canton on Thanksgiving. Check the media gallery for postgame reaction from the players.
It’s become a Thanksgiving tradition as of late: Stoughton beats Canton. Since 1995, the Black Knights have won 15 of the last 17 Thanksgiving games against the Bulldogs. “There’s only one way to end the season, and that’s to beat Canton,” Senior captain Kevin Richard said to loud cheers at the annual Pep Rally on Wednesday. “We’re keeping that [Thanksgiving] trophy here,” senior captain Andrew Paredes said during his Pep Rally speech. “This is its home and its not going to leave.” And, after the Stoughton High football team’s 27-7 win at Canton on Thanksgiving morning this year, that trophy isn’t going anywhere—it’s staying at Stoughton High. Aaron Mack had four touchdowns and the Black Knight defense turned in one of its best efforts of …
Thursday, November 24, 2011
The Black Knights football team traveled to Canton and beat the Bulldogs for the seventh consecutive year on Thanksgiving.
Stoughton junior Aaron Mack had four touchdowns and the Black Knight defense turned in one of its best efforts of the season as the Stoughton High football team beat Canton 27-7 on the road Thanksgiving morning. The win marked Stoughton’s seventh straight Thanksgiving victory over Canton and the 15th in the last 17 years. During this current seven-year win streak, which dates back to 2005, Stoughton has outscored Canton 229-35. Unfortunately for Stoughton, Sharon fell to Oliver Ames 34-8 in Sharon. Stoughton needed a Sharon victory and a win over Canton to clinch the Davenport Division and earn a postseason berth. Instead, OA is the Davenport champ and advances to play Pembroke in the Division 3 playoffs. Still, the Black Knights finish …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
The Black Knights (5-5) travel to Canton (3-6) on Thanksgiving morning with a possible playoff berth on the line.
The recipe to clinch the Hockomock League’s Davenport Division is simple: With a win at Canton on Thanksgiving and a little help from Sharon, the Stoughton High football team will be playoff-bound. The Black Knights have to beat Canton, a team they have beat six Thanksgiving mornings in a row, and 14 of the last 16 times the two squads have gone head-to-head since 1995. Then there’s Sharon. The Eagles host Oliver Ames on Thanksgiving, but history isn’t exactly on the Eagles’ side. Since 1982, Sharon has beat OA just twice in their annual Thanksgiving Day game (1990 and 2003). With the Davenport Division getting a playoff berth this season, more than just pride is at stake for three Davenport schools (Oliver Ames, Stoughton and Sharon) …
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…