Regardless of the outcome of Thursday morning’s Wellesley High vs. Needham High football game at Fenway Park, Fox25 plans to air a special on TV Saturday and Sunday nights called “Needham/Wellesley: More Than A Game.” The teams are meeting for the 128th time this Thanksgiving Day.
According to a press release issued about the 30-minute special, “both schools have provided an all-access pass to the FOX25 Sports team throughout the week leading up to their game at Fenway Park. Saturday’s special program on FOX25 will celebrate the oldest public high school football rivalry in the country in comprehensive, behind-the-scenes fashion.”
The program will initially run on Saturday, Nov. 28 at 6:30pm, then again on Sunday at 11:30 pm.
Meanwhile, the Boston Globe, which has been working with Fox25 and Fenway Sports Management on coverage, gave the Wellesley and Needham boys the royal treatment this week. The Herald tells the story of how the Fenway game came to be.
The Swellesley Report will be roaming the park as well on Thursday to see what sort of trouble we can get into.