Thanksgiving: Stoughton – 48-41-4
Overall: Stoughton – 52-44-4
Stoughton senior Jeff Grier rushed for 211 yards on 15 carries and scored three touchdowns to help the Black Knights knock off Canton and finish 4-7 overall. Canton junior quarterback Johnny Hagan tossed a 30-yard touchdown to classmate Kyle Fitzgerald but Grier scored three second half touchdowns to help clinch the win.
Canton picked up its first win at home on Thanksgiving since 2003 and first win on the holiday overall since 2012 with a shutout win over Stoughton. It marked the first time Stoughton had been shutout since 2010. Sophomore quarterback Johnny Hagan rushed for two touchdowns and Alec Ragusa had two touchdowns, one rushing and one on a fumble return.
Stoughton scored the most points it ever had in Thanksgiving history in the 91st meeting between the two teams. Stoughton seniors Izon Swain-Price and Ryan Sullivan both rushed for over 100 yards and combined for five touchdowns to lead the way for the Black Knights.
The Black Knights recorded their third straight win on the holiday with a 26-13 victory. Stoughton senior Jake Gibb capped a tremendous career for the Black Knights, throwing three touchdowns, including two in the second half. Hock MVP Jake Ragusa rushed for 126 yards and a touchdown for Canton.
Stoughton notched its first shutout on Thanksgiving since 2009 and gave the Black Knights their ninth win of the season. Junior quarterback Jake Gibb had touchdown passes to Alex Accavatti (14 yards), Ryan Sullivan (8 yards), and Brandon Swain-Price 16 yards) while the Black Knights offense held Canton under 100 yards.
Trailing 7-0 at halftime, Stoughton scored 28 straight points in the second half to earn the victory. Lennox Green had a 40 yard rushing score, Joe Girlamo scored two straight touchdowns (28 yards, 37 yards), and Jovani Pires plunged in from two yards out for a 28-7 lead. Pires had an interception in the end zone to stop a Canton comeback attempt.
Canton 28, Stoughton 26 (OT)
The first overtime game in Hockomock Thanksgiving history.
Stoughton 27, Canton 7
Stoughton 26, Canton 6
Stoughton 25, Canton 0