On Tuesday afternoon Medford and Malden got together to enjoy lunch together before their historic 125th Thanksgiving Day game.
The lunch took place for the fifth straight year at John Brewer's Tavern, a restaurant on the Medford/Malden line owned by Medford resident and former Mustang Bill Honeycutt. Invited guests included senior football players, senior cheerleaders, football coaches, school principals, athletic directors, and city and school administration.
John Brewer's is home to a mural commemorating the historic Medford/Malden football rivalry, the third oldest high school rivalry in the country.
Senior captains Nate Clement, Marc Marino, and Jeff Fargo with Coach Jason Nascimento. (Lucas Mazzotti not pictured).
Senior football players and cheerleaders with their coaches, Medford Mayor Michael McGlynn, School Superintendent Roy Belson, Dr. John Perella, and City Councilor Rick Caraviello.
Medford Mayor McGlynn and Malden Mayor Gary Christenson "fight" over the Thanksgiving trophy.
It's not everyday you get to have lunch with the Mayor!
Medford and Malden captains and coaches. Left to right: Jeff Fargo, Nate Clement, Jacob Martino, Paul Kiernan, Cruz Desrocher, Jean Sylvain, Marc Marino, Coach Pappagallo, and Coach Nascimento.