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FOX61 Student News: Oldest football rivalry in the nation

With the schools only 13 miles away from each other, this competitive game is met with anticipation every year

NORWICH, Conn. — Norwich Free Academy and New London High School began their historic rivalry in 1875.

Only 13 miles away from each other, this competitive game is met with anticipation every year. Alternating locations between schools, large crowds full of excitement show up wearing either red and white, or green and gold.  School pride is evident in the stands.  

Children, alumni, and athletes look forward to this day because of its monumental meaning.  

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This is the oldest high school rivalry in the United States.  This year's game is at New London High School.  It is played on Thanksgiving Day beginning at 10 a.m.

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