BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston will host the annual Thanksgiving Day Football game between the Highlanders and New Providence Pioneers. Kick-off is at 10:30 a.m.
Regardless of the Highlanders' win-loss record, GL will battle it out for pride and tradition of their program. GL has not lost a Thanksgiving Day game since 2014, when GL alumnus Carl D'Amilio ('86) gave his "legendary" speech.
"Thanksgiving, you are playing for your family...and you are playing for the guys that are next to you... you are playing for us... you are playing for a tradition for the school... you are playing for all of the years that came before you and all the years that go ahead of you. So, when you go out there today and you give 100-percent, you are doing it for him and him and all of the guys next to you. You should go home in pain. Not because of the guy on the other side of the line. You should go home in pain because you gave it every ounce of energy you had today. You owed it to him, to us, to each other. It is not about you today, it is about the tradition for the school. It's about the team... it's about 100-percent of every player next to you. Good luck." D'Amilio passed away at the age of 46 on January 13, 2015.
Come out and support the Highlanders (1-9) as they look to continue their Thanksgiving Day win streak, while the 6-3 Pioneers look to overcome their five year drought -- which makes this year's game a must see.
The "Snack Shack" will be open serving hot coffee, hot chocolate and taylor ham and cheese sandwiches as well as selling a variety of GL Merchandise.
In addition, this day will also honor graduating seniors from the GL football team, Cheerleaders and Highlander Marching Band. At half time the GL cheerleaders and Highlander Band will perform as the Seniors are honored and Alumni welcomed.