Thanksgiving Football Victory for Ludlowe Falcons

Fairfield Warde student Ethan Feldman captured the Thanksgiving football game between Warde and Ludlowe high schools, a time honored tradition.

On Thursday morning, Fairfield’s two high schools continued the yearly tradition of the Thanksgiving football game after last year’s was cancelled due to COVID-19. The game took place at Warde’s Tetreau-Davis field. 

The Ludlowe Falcons came away victorious against the Warde Mustangs, with a final score of 50-21. With this game, the Falcons finish the season with a 5-5 record, and the Mustangs finish with a 2-8 record.

The tradition originally began in 1975, with the Andrew Warde Crimson Eagles facing off against the Roger Ludlowe Flying Tigers. These yearly games continued until 1984, when the two high schools were consolidated into one. Warde won 7 of those initial games, and Ludlowe won 3.

The games began again in 2005, with the town having two high schools once more. It has been played every year since except for 2020. Out of the 16 modern-day rivalry games, Warde leads with 10 victories.

A sign near the field on Thursday read “One town – except on Thanksgiving morning.” Whether you went to see the game or not, I think we can all be glad that the tradition is back this year.