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Thanksgiving Football Preview: Milford vs. Shrewsbury

Here's what you need to know about the football game Thursday.

The Milford Scarlet Hawks host the Shrewsbury Colonials on Thursday, for a morning of Thanksgiving football.

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WHEN: 10:15 a.m. Thursday

WHERE: to the side of the building, 31 W. Fountain St. This is a new artificial turf field, and will be the first Thanksgiving Day football match for it. The Scarlet Hawks have had seven home games on it.

HOW MUCH: A very reasonable $3 for children and $5 for adults, same price as the regular season tickets.

EXTRA: Please bring canned goods, which will be collected by the Milford High School National Honor Society chapter for a local food bank.

WEATHER FORECAST: The Thursday forecast is sunny with a high of 53 degrees, and a light wind.

TEAM RECORDS: This year, Shrewsbury is having the better season. Its record is now 8-2, while Milford's is 2-8.

HISTORY of RIVALRY: Milford and Shrewsbury have matched up for Thanksgiving Day games for at least 36 years, said Richard Piergustavo, the Milford athletic director. Milford will join the Hockomock League next year, while Shrewsbury remains in the Mid-Wachusett League, but there is still a likelihood of a Thanksgiving matchup next year.

"The great part about Thanksgiving is it's a game unto itself," Piergustavo said.

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