For East Haven and Branford, the Thanksgiving Day football game is as traditional as turkey and stuffing and with this showdown, the regular-season records go out the window as the teams battle it out on the field.
The East Haven Yellowjackets host the 2012 contest at East Haven High School at 10:30 a.m.
Under Head Coach Greg Volpe, who has been with the Yellowjackets for the past four years, East Haven opened the 2012 season with a 28-27 win but has not won another game since.
Branford, coached by Mike Tracy, also won its first game of the season – a 31-13 victory over Trumbull – before dropping its next two. The Hornets then won three in a row, topping Lyman Hall 43-12, taking a 47-13 win over Sheehan and beating Law 62-44. Branford lost its last three games leading into the regular-season finale.
Check out the attached PDF for some of the scores from the past 60 plus years of history of this rivalry. Do any of those showdowns stand out to you? What highlights stand out in your mind – share them in the comments below!