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Kyron Lopes' touchdown accounted for the winning margin as LaSalle defeated East Providence on Thanksgiving Day.

Rams give ‘thanks’ for holiday win over Townies

Rams give ‘thanks’ for holiday win over Townies

EAST PROVIDENCE — Kyron Lopes’ five-yard touchdown run proved the difference in LaSalle Academy’s  24-21 win over East Providence in the 86th annual Thanksgiving Day game between the sides played Thursday, Nov. 27. On the 75th anniversary of Pierce Memorial Stadium the contest was one of the many great games played at there through the


Thanksgiving Day football: LaSalle outlasts East Providence

EAST PROVIDENCE —  LaSalle Academy outlasted East Providence, 24-21, to win the 86th edition of the teams’ Thanksgiving Day football classic Thursday, Nov. 27, at Pierce Memorial Stadium. The Rams held a 17-14 lead at halftime courtesy of an Andrew Salzillo field goal, which barely made it over the crossbar. The Townies’ scores came on


East Providence Gallery: Stringfellow dedication/Pierce Field 75th anniversary

EAST PROVIDENCE — During halftime of the 2014 East Providence High School-LaSalle Academy Thanksgiving Day football game, November 27, a ceremony was held noting the 75th anniversary of Pierce Memorial Stadium as well as the dedication of the press box there to long-time EPHS coach and administrator Bill Stringfellow along with his wife Sheila.

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East Providence celebrates Pierce Stadium’s diamond anniversary

EAST PROVIDENCE — Truly the “jewel of the city,” East Providence’s Pierce Memorial Stadium celebrates its diamond anniversary this month. Seventy-five years ago, on November 30, 1939, the stadium opened to the public with the playing of the Thanksgiving Day football game between then burgeoning rivals East Providence High School and LaSalle Academy. The host

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Thanksgiving Day football rivalry has rich history

I was just sitting here thinking about what high school football used to be like around these parts on Thanksgiving Day. I mean, I’m talking about the old Bristol-Barrington series, which began in 1934, and produced more thrills and excitement than one could imagine. As a youngster, long before I became an established sportswriter, I

Photo by Tim Marshall: Long-time EPHS coach and administrator Bill Stringfellow accepts a  Council resolution at its August 19 meeting at City Hall naming the Pierce Stadium press box after himself and his wife Sheila.

City cements Stringfellow’s East Providence football legacy

EAST PROVIDENCE — The 2014 edition of the East Providence High School-LaSalle Academy Thanksgiving Day football outing isn’t just another meeting of the rivals for one legendary local figure and the ground upon which the game is annually contested. This fall marks the noteworthy 75th anniversary of venerable Pierce Memorial Stadium as host of the

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East Providence eyes ending LaSalle’s Thanksgiving Day run

EAST PROVIDENCE —  For the first time in the 86-year history of the LaSalle Academy and East Providence High School Thanksgiving Day football rivalry the holiday contest will be a non-league game. Adding to the story line, the Rams have won the last seven holiday meetings between the sides and with a win over Cranston

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On Thanksgiving, Huskies’ heart looks to beat Eagles’ strength

It’s been eight years since the Mt. Hope Huskies notched a win against Thanksgiving Day football rivals, the Barrington Eagles. It’s also been eight years since T.J. DelSanto has been Mt. Hope’s head coach. In 2012, when the Huskies last hosted the Eagles on Thanksgiving Day, the home team came within a touchdown of victory.