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(11.23-11.29)

NEEDHAM BEATS WELLESLEY ON THANKSGIVING AT FENWAY PARK!!

In the 128th meeting of these 2 rivals, the Rockets came out on top in the most anticipated game between the 2 school in recent history. With the Green Monster in the background, Needham jumped out to an early 6-0 lead when Sam Foley hit John Andre who dove into the endzone for the opening score.  Wellesley then scored and took the lead 7-6 early in the 2nd Quarter.  The Raiders were driving to increase their lead at the end of the first half and had 3rd and goal with 10 seconds left.  This is when Captain, Joe Gowetski turned in the play of the game, and one of the biggest plays in the history of the rivalry.  Gowetski stepped in front of a Wellesley receiver at the goaline and intercepted a pass and returned it 97 yards for a touchdown as time expired!  Needham went in to the locker room up 12-7.  

Defense was the story of the 2nd half as neither team was able to score in the 3rd Quarter.  Wellesley had a great chance to take the lead late in the 4th, when they had 6 chances to score from inside the 5, but the Rocket defense stood their ground and held the Raiders out of the endzone.  After Needham, killed some clock, Wellesley had a few more chances, but Luke Pascucci broke up back to back passes to end the game.  The Rockets celebrated in front of a crowd of over 10,000 fans at Fenway.  The Gorman Centennial Trophy will stay in Needham after a game that everyone involved in, will remember for a long time!

Check out this video that captures the day at Fenway!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKZ7vejKC8U

http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/30613422/high-school-football-takes-over-fenway

http://needham.wickedlocal.com/photogallery/WL/20151126/PHOTOGALLERY/112609994/PH/1?refresh=true

http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/high-school/post/_/id/39810/thanksgiving-at-fenway-needham-12-wellesley-7

http://usatodayhss.com/?p=100454820

http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/high_school/2015/11/needham_prevails_at_fenway

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/article/20151126/SPORTS/151126827/SHARED/st_refDomain=t.co&st_refQuery=/AZkJuXQmLE

http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2015/11/26/hsfb-thanksgiving-gallery/gVa71MWIN8fBtvvZAX4gWP/story.html




Visit http://nhs.needham.k12.ma.us/athletics for Rockets Athletic news, updates, forms, links, and complete team schedules.  Please also view NHS Boosters Athletic Events Photo Galleries at http://www.davearnoldphotography.com for Needham HS athletes and teams in action.

Additional sites to check for more in-depth information and stories are the Needham Times online at http://www.wickedlocal.com/needham/sports/high_school, Hometown Weekly http://hometownweekly.net/index145.htm the Needham Patch online at http://needham.patch.com/sports, and the Needham Channel YouTube site atwww.youtube.com/user/TheNeedhamChannel

NHS Athletic Events Schedule 
WINTER 2015-16 ATHLETIC TRYOUT/PRACTICE SCHEDULE
http://nhs.needham.k12.ma.us/athletics/documents/2015-16%20Documents/15-16%20Winter%20Practice%20Start%20Times%20%281%29.pdf

Away Varsity Events (All Other Away Events)
Day, DateStartTeam(s)H/AOpponent(s)/EventLocationBus Depart
Monday
11/30/2015Practice/Tryouts
Tuesday
12/1/2015Practice/Tryouts
Wednesday
12/2/2015Practice/Tryouts
Thursday
12/3/2015Practice/Tryouts
Friday
12/4/20154:30/6:30Boys V/JV BasketballAwaySt. Johns Shrewsbury (scrimmage)St. Johns HS3:00 PM
Saturday
12/5/20158:30 AMGirls Var BasketballAwayMedfield JamboreeMefield HS7:00 AM
12/5/20159:00 AMGirls Var Ice HockeyAwayMartha's Vineyard JamboreeMartha's Vineyard
12/5/201511:50 AMBoys Var Ice HockeyAwayBridgewater-Rayham (scrimmage)Bridgwater Ice Rink10:15 AM
Sunday
12/6/201512:00 PMBoys Var BasketballAwayBoard 27 Jamboree vs Dorchester & WoburnBurlington HS10:30 AM
12/6/201512:40 PMBoys Var Ice hockeyAwayGarret Regan Hockey SummitNE Sports Center Marlborough11:00 AM
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