, Salem, MA

November 22, 2013

Thanksgiving footbalL Hamilton-Wenham (4-6) at Ipswich (2-8)

The Salem News

---- — Where: Jack Welch Stadium, 10 a.m.

All-Time Series: Ipswich, 35-23-2 (Thanksgiving series started in 1975, which H-W leads 20-18).

Key to victory for the Tigers: Ipswich must focus on tackling after the Generals were able to get a lot of yards after contact in the first matchup in late September.

Key to victory for the Generals: Hamilton-Wenham needs to find ways to get its best skill players the ball while limiting the effectiveness of Ipswich quarterback Kyle Blomster.

Intangibles: There’s a combinmed 28 seniors (15 for Ipswich, 13 for H-W) playing in this game, so expect big plays to be made by both teams all over the field.

Did You Know?: This will be the second time in history these two arch rivals will be meeting for the second time in the same season; back in 1917 the Tigers defeated the Generals twice, 24-0 and 18-0.