Thanksgiving Football: Everything you need to know

Thanksgiving Football: Everything you need to know


Thanksgiving Football: Everything you need to know


The Red Zone Roadshow visits Red Bank Regional High School in advance of their Thanksgiving Day game against Long Branch.

The Red Zone Roadshow visits Red Bank Regional High School in advance of their Thanksgiving Day game against Long Branch.

Here is your one-stop shop for all our Thanksgiving high school football coverage at the Shore.

It’s highlighted by a packed Turkey Day full of Shore-area rivalries, including our Game of the Week between Red Bank and Long Branch, and you’ll find links to all our coverage including game stories, previews, videos, galleries, standings, box scores and more.


Neptune 27, Asbury Park 17, FINAL

Football: Martin leads Neptune over Asbury in second half comeback

Red Bank 35, Long Branch 12, FINAL

Undefeated Red Bank beats rival Long Branch

Raritan 46, Holmdel 25, FINAL

Raritan picks up road victory, defeat Holmdel Hornets

Middletown South 39, Middletown North 16, FINAL

Football: Midd. South clinches outright Class A North title

Ocean 34, Monmouth 7, FINAL

Thompson, synonymous with Ocean Township football, leads team past Monmouth Regional

Wall 43, Manasquan 35, FINAL

Football: Dominant third quarter propels Wall over Manasquan

Toms River South 20, Lakewood 6, FINAL

Alexander, Toms River South special teams combine for win

Shore 20, Rumson-Fair Haven 14, FINAL

Shore defeats Rumson in matchup of sectional finalists


Check out the latest episode of the Red Zone Road Show — our new High School Football Preview Show. This week’s special Thanksgiving edition was taped on the campus of Red Bank Regional High School and features guest appearances from coaches and players from both the Bucs and the Long Branch Green Wave.

Check out photos from the raucous taping.


Our high school football beat writer Steven Falk previews the upcoming Thanksgiving slate, while asking four key questions that should be answered this weekend. Also columnist Stephen Edelson looks at the state of Thanksgiving rivalries and tells the story of several generation’s experiences in one particular Shore tradition:

Football: What to look for Thanksgiving Day
What schools lead Shore Thanksgiving rivalries?
Generations thankful for lessons in Long Branch


There’s no better time than when gathering around the Thanksgiving dinner table to reminisce about the great players that have graced the Shore football scene. If you want to dazzle your relatives with your precise memories, here’s some required reading: Stephen Edelson’s “Greatest Players In Shore History” series. And be sure to watch our dramatic video showcasing many of the photos presented in the series.

Greatest players ever at the Shore: The complete series


Here are some links to coverage from Round 2 of the playoffs, including our updated Top 10 and latest two Red Zone Game Balls. Also, find the schedule for Shore teams competing in sectional finals next weekend.

H.S. Football Top 10: Middletown South remains No. 1
Football: Vianney’s Tedeschi earns Defensive Game Ball
Football: Midd. South’s Rogers wins Offensive Game Ball
Shore Conference Football sectional finalist awards
Football: Sectional final game sites times for Shore teams
Dan Duddy resigns as Donovan Catholic football coach


Be sure to check out our new video series by Brian Johnston that takes you inside the locker rooms around the Shore and lets you hear the inspirational speeches from Shore Conference coaches.

The Battle Room: Long Branch vs. Ocean
The Battle Room: Raritan Football
The Battle Room: Brick Township Football
The Battle Room: Asbury Park Football
The Battle Room: Colts Neck Football
The Battle Room: Brick Memorial
The Battle Room: Matawan Football


Here’s a look back at our Round 2 playoff games at the Shore.

First up is Jackson Memorial vs. Steinert.

Next up is the Middletown North vs. Middletown South clash.

Next is Red Bank Catholic vs. St. John Vianney.

Red Bank vs. Ocean is next.

Finally, here’s Matawan vs. Rumson-Fair Haven


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