Back in the summer of 1982 a new head football coach hired me as an assistant coach. That year Fran York guided the Hornets to a perfect season 11-0 and state Superbowl Champions! For years Georgetown and Manchester/Essex played their final game of the season on the Saturday before Thanksgiving and Coach York had always relished the thought of moving the game to Turkey Day. Through his efforts it was in 1991 and a new tradition was born. And finally this year a trophy was created in Coach York's honor along with Eric DiMaio who was a two year captain for the Georgetown Royals. DiMaio a 1983 graduate of Georgetown High School had been a long time Royal supporter and passed away at age 42 in 2007. This year the Hornets won the trophy by a score of 38-25 in a hard fought game played on a "cow pasture" of a field. The field conditions in Georgetown were muddy despite the cold temps, a bright sun made sure of that. Next year I've been told a new artificial field will be installed!
Check out the crooked painted yard line!
Season is over!