No feeling of finality for Pennridge this Thanksgiving
Not to discredit the passionate rivalry between Pennridge and nuakertown, but this football season has taught us that feasting on Panther Thanksgiving morning may not be the ultimate reason the 82 meetings prior to this Thursday have been so special for the Rams.
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Pennridge quaterback Alex Krivda scrambles away from Pennsbury defenders during Friday’s District One Class AAAA playoff contest at Poppy Yoder Field.