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Woburn Beats Winchester in Thanksgiving Football Game

108th meeting between the rivals goes to Woburn.

For the 108th time in history, the Woburn Tanners took on the Winchester Sachems on Thanksgiving Day. The traditional football game belonged to Woburn, as the Tanners won 32-14.

The Sachems dominated the first quarter, scoring twice for a 14-0 lead. But the second belonged to Woburn. The Tanners scored 20 points in the second quarter, ending the half at 20-14.

Woburn won the ball to start the second and continued to dominate.

WMHS player Pat Doherty grabbed a five-yard touchdown in the third, bringing the score to 26-14 (the two-point conversion failed).

The Tanners began to pull away in the late third, going into the fourth with the score remaining 26-14.

Woburn scored again in the fourth, 32-14 with 8:29 left in the game. Woburn held on, winning the game 32-14.

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Game notes:

  • The rivalry began in 1891. The record now stands at 52-44-12 (Winchester).
  • Woburn also dominated last year, winning the game 56-0.
  • Woburn now has a record of 3-8 for the 2012 season.
josh mcdaniels November 22, 2012 at 10:18 PM
Good for woburn winchester is a town full of doosh pickles and snobby ass people woburn has a balance of what a city should be. Never mind the athletes they have year after year. Winchester should move to new hampshire and hang out with mitty romney that skeez
quasimodo November 23, 2012 at 01:18 AM
Actually, josh, Winchester voted in a majority for Obama. Shows how well informed you are.
Big Dog November 23, 2012 at 12:03 PM
Josh, are you capable of writing a complete and coherent sentence? BTW: please get the leaves and dog poop by the back fence when you come to clean my yard.
David November 23, 2012 at 07:49 PM
Thank you for the article, Danielle and for the nice pics. :)

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