No feel­ing of fi­nal­ity for Pen­nridge this Thanks­giv­ing

North Penn Life - - Sports - By An­drew Mar­cus amar­cus@mont­gomerynews. com

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.

Se­niors know there is at least one more game await­ing them af­ter they play the Pan­thers, and even though the game will be for sole pos­ses­sion of the Sub­ur­ban lne Con­ti­nen­tal Con­fer­ence league ti­tle, the feel­ing of fiQDOLWy LV QRW WKHUH.

ln Satur­day the Rams will host Spring-Ford in the District lne Class AAAA VHPL­fiQDOV. YHV, WKHy wDQW WR wLQ WKH OHDJuH RuWULJKW. YHV, they want to taint the PanWKHUV’ fiQDO JDPH DW AOuPQL Field. But no, it will not be the last game for the Rams.

“2uU fiUVW JRDO LV WR wLQ the league and we are up for the chal­lenge,” Rams’ se­nior cap­tain John Dubyk said. “It is nu­ak­er­town’s last game and I know they will be ready. eope­fully we can get off to a good start and get ev­ery­body a chance to play.”

3ULRU WR WKH 5DPV’ fiUVW VHPL­fiQDO DSSHDUDQFH VLQFH 2004, nearly ever Ram on the ros­ter pointed to pre­vi­ous Thanks­giv­ing games as their fa­vorite foot­ball me­mory. While play­ing the Pan­thers may not be ideal, once they hit the frozen grass Thurs­day morn­ing with the nu­ak­er­town fans fiUHd uS, DQd HxWHQdHd IDPily back home, it will be im­pos­si­ble to not re­mem­ber why this game is such a big part of this com­mu­nity.

“Records are thrown out in a ri­valry game,” ju­nior tackle Shane Kraynik said. “Last year was pretty spe­cial be­cause it was at the end of the sea­son when both teams had noth­ing to play IRU. YRu MuVW wDQWHd WR bHDW your crosstown ri­val.”

The 83rd an­nual meet­ing may put a twist to tra­di­tion, but a few things will not change. The Wed­nes­day QLJKW bRQ­fiUH LV VWLOO VFKHd

Pen­nridge quater­back Alex Krivda scram­bles away from Penns­bury de­fend­ers dur­ing Fri­day’s District One Class AAAA play­off con­test at Poppy Yoder Field.

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