Results for Best Rivalry 2013

A
Total Votes: 75
Ansonia
Ansonia, Conn.
VS
Naugatuck
Naugatuck, Conn.

These two teams meet in front of a crowd of roughly 6,000 fans every Thanksgiving morning before everyone carves their turkeys. Proceeds are split between the two schools, which help to sustain both of the schools' athletic programs for the...

B
Total Votes: 2
Eastern
Bristol, Conn.
VS
Central
Bristol, Conn.

This series was launched in 1959 with Central holding a 31-21-2 advantage. It's called the Battle of the Bell and is played on Thanksgiving morning. The bands perform and many alumni return, making it the biggest sporting event each year....

C
Total Votes: 137
Norwich Free Academy
Norwich, Conn.
VS
New London
New London, Conn.

This rivalry is so popular it's the subject of Brian Girasoli's book entitled "The Norwich Free Academy v. New London Football Rivalry". Widely regarded as the oldest high school football rivalry in the nation, Norwich Free and New London h...

D
Total Votes: 11
Shelton
Shelton, Conn.
VS
Derby
Derby, Conn.

This game, which is played every Thanksgiving, draws upwards of 10,000 fans. The winner takes home a coveted trophy that they keep for bragging rights throughout the year. The festivities begin the Tuesday before the big game with a luncheo...

E
Total Votes: 4
Southington
Southington, Conn.
VS
Cheshire
Cheshire, Conn.

These border communities (five miles apart) both have rich traditions surrounding their Thanksgiving Day clashes. They play for the Apple Valley Classic Trophy. Close to 8,000 fans will be present year after year.

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