Thursday, November 22, 2012
Newton North faces Brookline at Dickinson Stadium in Newton at 10 a.m. Meanwhile, over in Sudbury, Newton South is facing Lincoln-Sudbury at 10 a.m. Send us your photos!
The Newton North/Brookline and Newton South/Lincoln-Sudbury Turkey Day football rivalry continues this Thanksgiving. The Newton North game will take place at home today at 10 a.m. while the Newton South game will take place in Sudbury at 10 a.m. If you'll be at the game today, we'd love for you to share your photos with us. Add them to this post so we can compile one gallery for everyone to see.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
The Newton North and Newton South football teams will face Brookline and Lincoln-Sudbury, respectively, for the traditional Thanksgiving Day football game.
For one Newton school, it's a rivalry that has spanned 118 years. For another, it's a tradition the teams are still forging into the history books. The annual Thanksgiving Day football games are scheduled for this Thursday, Nov. 22 at 10 a.m., with Newton North and Newton South taking on familiar foes Brookline and Lincoln-Sudbury. The Newton North-Brookline rivalry, which started back in 1894, includes an annual luncheon where the Newton and Brookline Rotary clubs bring the rival athletes together to shake hands and break bread two days before the big day. That meeting will take place today, Nov. 20, at the Holiday Inn in Brookline at noon. "It's like a work of art in some ways," Newton North football coach Peter Capodilupo said last …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Newton North hosts Needham Friday, Nov. 9.
Friday night football returns to Newton North this Friday, as the Tigers take on Needham in their first game under the lights in six years — and the first night game to be played at the school's new facility. Game time is 6 p.m., instead of the usual 7 p.m. starttime for night games, as city officials did not want the game to violate noise and lighting ordinances, according to an article on Boston.com. Newton North typically has its football games Saturday afternoon. 2006 was the last time a game was played under the lights, when the football boosters rented lights for one game that fall. Newton South plays games once a year under lights provided by its football boosters, the Boston.com article said. The night game came about after last …
Friday, November 25, 2011
The Tigers lost 32-19 to the Brookline Warriors during the Thanksgiving Day game in Brookline yesterday.
BROOKLINE -- Newton North High School football coach Peter Capodilupo was a bit worried about Brookline’s rushing attack heading into the annual Thanksgiving Day contest. Turns out, he had every right to be as the Warriors scampered for more than 300 yards en route to a 32-19 victory over the Tigers. “Ask any coach: when you can’t stop someone else from running the ball down your throat, it’s a long, painful day,” said Capodilupo. “It’s probably the worst death to die. What do they say? It’s like a death of a thousand cuts as opposed to one good cut on your neck.” Newton North ends the season at 3-7 while Brookline improves to the same mark, 3-7. “We felt going into the game they were a little bit more of a sound football team, but we …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Newton North faces Brookline 10 a.m. Thursday.
With a solid week of practice under its belt, the Newton North High School football team is gearing up for the annual Thanksgiving Day game against Bay State Conference-foe Brookline. “I think we’re two equal teams,” said Tigers coach Peter Capodilupo. ”They’ve won their last three-out-of-four games. It’s always a game between us. It’s a rivalry game in which anything can happen.” The rivalry, which stretches back to 1894, is a prerogative every year for Newton North as Capodilupo noted that their number one pre-season goal is always to beat Brookline. The coach also commented that for many seniors the game marks the end of their football careers, and as with anything in life, it is how one finishes that counts. “It’s a game that …
The Tigers and Warriors met on friendly ground Tuesday in preparation for tomorrow's big game, a meeting that included a wager from Mayor Setti Warren.
Two days before they face off on the field, high school football players, cheerleaders, town officials, and Rotary Club members from Newton and Brookline met at the Brae Burn Country Club in Newton Tuesday afternoon to break bread and have a few laughs about a town rivalry as old as football.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Newton North beats Framingham, 23-21.
The Newton North defense, tired and having allowed Framingham to score on its previous three possessions erasing a 20-point advantage, was asked to make a stop. The Tigers defenders had just been handed the 23-21 lead with Nate Menninger booting a 22-yard field goal through the uprights in the waning minutes of the contest. They now faced preventing the Flyers from converting on a fourth-and-one at Framingham’s 30-yard line. The black and orange did not fail as senior Jack Ingham stuffed running back Matthew Cronin for a two-yard loss. Newton North regained possession and ran out the clock for the victory. “We always talk about that football doesn’t build character, it reveals character,” said Tigers coach Peter Capodilupo. “I told the …
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Newton North beats Milton, 21-0.
Employing a stifling defense, the Newton North football team blanked Bay State Conference foe Milton, 21-0, Saturday afternoon at Dickinson Stadium. “The defensive coaches did a great job of getting the kids working and playing lower,” said Tigers coach Peter Capodilupo. “Low usually wins and we played very low today. I was very happy with that.” But it was the Tigers’ offense that made the initial impact of the contest as they campaigned 52 yards down field consuming 3:48 off the clock in the opening drive of the game. That was capped off when senior quarterback Ryan Byrne relayed a 17-yard strike to wide receiver Orion Wagner in the end zone. Nate Menninger missed the extra point, but Newton had the 6-0 lead. The defense did its job …
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Newton North tops Newton South, 23-10.
With cooler temperatures arriving and the sun setting earlier and earlier, that means the high-octane, hard-hitting football season is just around the corner. And what better way to prepare than for crosstown rivals Newton North and Newton South squaring off against each other in a preseason matchup. This year, the Tigers proved the victors downing the Lions 23-10 at Newton South High School Saturday morning. “For both teams, it’s a good scrimmage because the kids get enthusiastic about playing someone in the same city,” said Tigers head coach Peter Capodilupo. “It’s always a good scrimmage for us. They’re very well coached. And they challenged us.” For Lions coach Ted Dalicandro, the scrimmage was an opportunity to hand out a report card …