The Salem News
---- — Note: Each day before the high school football season begins the Salem News sports staff will discuss a different topic as we Countdown to Kickoff.
What's the most memorable game from your childhood?
PHIL STACEY: Thanksgiving Day 1985; Beverly defended its Northeastern Conference title in a snowstorm by winning at Salem, 14-0. I also remember one of my younger brothers, a freshman who was called up to dress with the BHS varsity, standing on the sidelines without a jacket on (there weren’t enough of them) and coming home frozen to the core.
MATT JENKINS: I think the first game I attended was Oct. 19, 1984 when I was seven years old: St. John’s Prep at Peabody. The Prep won (21-6), but I don’t remember much else aside from actually being at the game itself.
MATT WILLIAMS: Peabody 21, at Everett 12 in 1999. In a hostile environment on Homecoming, walking miles to the stadium because of parking and seeing the stunned looks as Everett lost for the first time in years was memorable.
GIANNA ADDARIO: I went to a game with my Dad at Hurd Stadium when Beverly hosted Revere. The visiting Patriots ended up winning, 7-6, but it was a great defensive game.
JEAN DePLACIDO: The Winchester-Woburn Thanksgiving Day rivalry produced some great games when I was growing up.
DAN HARRISON: When I was younger, I grew up in Andover and got to see some good Andover vs. Central Catholic games.