This week in sports: Thanksgiving Day victory and Pre-season Hockey & Swim tournaments

by beth on December 5, 2019

Post image for This week in sports: Thanksgiving Day victory and Pre-season Hockey & Swim tournaments

Above: After disappointment in not making the playoffs, Algonquin Football ended fall on a high note, taking back the Thanksgiving Day trophy. (photo by Chris Wraight)

I’m overdue in sharing Algonquin’s Thanksgiving Day victory one week ago.

Following two years of losing the annual match to Westborough, the T-Hawks recaptured the big trophy. They earned it with a 24-7 victory. Wicked Local covered the 67th annual game:

Algonquin junior running back Rio Ferguson said he doesn’t really care if he touches the football as long as his team wins.

Tomahawks third year coach Taylor Allen respectfully begs to differ.

“The game plan was to give Rio the ball 30 times,” Allen said.

Ferguson didn’t touch it 30 times, but he did get 25 rushes for 260 yards and a touchdown while catching one ball for five yards to help lead Algonquin to a 24-7 win over Westborough in front of an announced crowd of 9,310 in the 67th annual Thanksgiving Day clash.

“He does a great job,” Allen said of Ferguson. “He gets stronger and stronger as the game goes on. That’s the way he prepares himself. He’s the fastest and he’s one of the best.” (read more)

Chris Wraight shared images of some of the glory on the field:

Algonquin vs Westborough - Thanksgiving Day 2019 (by Chris Wraight) Algonquin vs Westborough - Thanksgiving Day 2019 (by Chris Wraight)   Algonquin vs Westborough - Thanksgiving Day 2019 (by Chris Wraight) 

Algonquin vs Westborough - Thanksgiving Day 2019 (by Chris Wraight)  

ARHS Athletics tweeted photos from the annual pre-Turkey Day pep rally, the team celebrating the victory, and the ten new inductees to Algonquin’s Athletic Hall of Fame last weekend:

ARHS Cheer at pep rally (cropped from tweet by @ARHSAthletics) ARHS Football takes back Thanksgiving Day trophy, with former coach Dick Walsh (cropped from tweet by @ARHSAthletics) 2019 inductees to ARHS Hall of Fame(tweeted by @ARHSAthletics)

Last Thursday marked the last game for ARHS fall sports. Next week kicks off the Winter season. Three Gonk teams are getting an early start with annual pre-season tournaments this weekend:

Saturday, December 7, 2019

  • 5:30 pm – ARHS Boys Ice Hockey Jamboree vs. Wachusett @ North Star Ice Sports, Westborough (North Star Ice Sports Jamboree – Game 1)
  • 6:40 pm – ARHS Boys Ice Hockey vs. Shrewsbury @ North Star Ice Sports, Westborough (North Star Ice Sports Jamboree – Game 2)
  • 6:00 pm – ARHS Girls Swimming/Diving @ Westboro Tennis and Swim Club (Mid-Wach Swims against Hunger)
  • 6:00 pm – ARHS Boys Swimming/Diving @ Westboro Tennis and Swim Club (Mid-Wach Swims against Hunger)

(To find a complete schedule of Algonquin sports, including JV, freshmen, and unified match ups, click here. Follow these links for the Assabet sports schedule and the St. Mark’s sports schedule.)

Have a photo of your favorite team in action to share? Email mysouthborough@gmail.com.

{ 0 comments… add one now }

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: