Sachems post tasty Thanksgiving Day win

Nov 24, 2022

MIDDLEBORO _  Before the turkey, there was pigskin.

And when the Middleboro Sachems squared off Thanksgiving morning against the Carver Crusaders, the results made Sachem fans’ pumpkin pie go down even sweeter.

The Sachems defeated the Crusaders 35-19 in the 30th Turkey Day match-up between the two teams. The game was the first Thanksgiving match-up at the athletic fields of the new Middleboro High School.

Quarterback Jacob Briggs was a standout, scoring three touchdowns but modestly deflecting the credit to others after the game.

“The offensive line did its job,’’ he said.

“There was not more I could ask for on this day,’’ Head Coach Patrick Kingman “We have a good team. They’re good players and good kids.’’

Middleboro High School principal Paul Branagan beamed at the final result. “I love the Thanksgiving game, I love the history between the teams and I love the Middleboro win,’’ he said.

“I love this tradition,’’ he said.

At the end of the game, the Sachem players were awarded the game trophy, taking turns cheering and hugging each other and the hardware they had earned on their last game of the season.