The 93rd Annual Turkey Day Game at Hartford Public High School

The 93rd Annual Turkey Day Game at Hartford Public High School

Join this 93 year-old Hartford football tradition, the Turkey Day Game at the Pub! Cheer for your favorite Hartford Public School high school football team, when the Hartford Public High School Owls host the Bulldogs from Bulkeley High School, Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy, and the Culinary Academy at Weaver High School on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24th, 2016, kicking off at 10:00 A.M at Hartford Public High School at 55 Forest Street, Hartford.


This game has been played since 1924 and Hartford Public leads the series with 49 wins, 39 losses and 4 ties.  This year will mark the 93rd year that this game has been played.

Click here to see the statistics of this 92 year Hartford tradition.

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Above are pictures from last year’s game.  On the left, Hartford Public High School’s teammembers raise the historic Turkey Day Champions Trophy.

Frank Giannini, Athletic Director of Hartford Public High School reminisces, “As one that grew up in Hartford this game is very important to the entire community.  I have attended 41 Turkey Day games since 1973.  I missed two in 43 years.  One year I was deathly ill with the flu and my mother would not let attend.  The other was the year I was a coach at Bulkeley High School and we had to scout Greenwich High School because we were playing them in the state championship game after Thanksgiving.”

This Hartford tradition is not to be missed!

Click here for printable game flyer.