East Boston and South Boston prepare for Thanksgiving Day game
The 97th game in the almost 100 year old rivalry takes place on Thanksgiving morning at 9:30 at White Stadium. The East Boston High Jets are 5-5. The South Boston Knights are an improved 3-6. Last year, the team was 0-10.
The Jets began the season with a 3 game losing streak and then won the next four and qualified for a quarterfinal play-off game on October 31 at home, losing to Lowell Catholic 24-20. A win against Madison Park followed on November 7 and a loss to St. Mary’s at home on November 14. The Knights began the season with a loss to New Mission on Sept. 12 and first win of the season against Charlestown on September 19 by a score of 42-14. Five losses followed and then came a two game winstreak against Charlestown and Minuteman.
Last year, East Boston pummeled the Knights with a 50-6 win on a bitter cold Thanksgiving morning. The Jets have a five year win streak against their rival. It’s a whole new game this Thanksgiving and neither team underestimates the ability of each rival to play hard for a turkey day win. Both schools will hold a pep rally on November 26.
All are welcome to come out and cheer on both teams. One fan who will be missed is Mr. Anthony Albano. He died on October 2 at the age of 66. A staunch East Boston High sports fan (and graduate), he rarely missed a Thanksgiving Day game.
Jon Cahill steps down as Navigators’ manager
Citing personal reasons, Jon Cahill has resigned as the Manager of the North Shore Navigators. The announcement came from General Manager Bill Terlecky Sunday afternoon.
“We would like to Jon for his time and commitment to the success of our team,” said Terlecky. “Jon has been a constant role-model and leader for our players and we wish him only the best moving forward”
Cahill spent two seasons at the helm of the Navigators, previously serving as the Director of Baseball Operations. This season, Cahill’s Navigators struggled in the early part of the 2014 season but were able to turn up the heat and make a late post-season run before eventually falling a half-game short of the playoffs, despite winning 8 of their last 10 games. They finished the season with a record of 26-29, which landed them in third place in the East Division.
Cahill had plenty of praise for Navigator Nation as he went on to say: I would like to thank Pat Salvi and Salvi Sports Group for giving me the opportunity to be a part of their family. I would also like to thank Bill Terlecky for his support during the past three seasons. Bill is the driving force behind the success of the Navigators and I admire his determination, class, work ethic, and enthusiasm. Lastly, thank you to all the fans, host families, sponsors, and game-day staff I got to know and build relationships with. Without you all, the Navigators would not be possible.