Wellesley vs. Needham: One of Boston Magazine’s Best Feuds

Wellesley vs. Needham ranks 10th on Boston Magazine’s list of  Best Feuds. Read the whole list here on Boston Magazine’s website. And here’s what the magazine says about our rivalry:

10. THE NEEDHAM HIGH ROCKETS VS. THE WELLESLEY HIGH RAIDERS
Dueling Towns Take Their Beef to the Gridiron, 1882–present

HOW IT STARTED: Wellesley and Needham have been at odds since the former seceded from the latter more than a century ago. They exercise their enmity in a football game, which they’ve played each Thanksgiving since 1882—the nation’s oldest public high school pigskin rivalry.