Everett and St. John’s Shrewsbury announced yesterday that they have agreed to play on Thanksgiving. The game will be played at Everett this season. For now, the two schools have agreed to just play the 2021 season.
Both schools were looking for a Thanksgiving opponent. St. John’s Shrewsbury’s 20 year rivalry with St. Peter Marian ended earlier this year. Everett needed a game after their short lived match up with Masconomet ended after 2019.
Prior to playing Masco, Everett played Cambridge Rindge and Latin on Thanksgiving but that rivalry ended in 2011.
Everett coach Rob DiLoreto is looking forward to the match up.
“We are very excited to play St. John’s of Shrewsbury on Thanksgiving morning this year at home in Everett. Thanksgiving football is a special tradition and we are thrilled that the players from both teams will compete against each other. ”
Everett went four years without a Thanksgiving game so to have the opportunity to play on Thanksgiving isn’t lost on DiLoreto. Especially when it comes to the seniors and what the game means to them.
“We are especially excited for the seniors on both Everett and St. John’s, they have earned this and deserve this game.”
The game works geographically for both schools and there is an interest in playing beyond this season. For now however, the two schools will take it one year at a time.