Clippers, Lions hope to extend Thanksgiving win streak

Clippers, Lions hope to extend Thanksgiving win streak

Cumberland visits Woonsocket; Lincoln faces C.F. at Ferguson Field

CUMBERLAND – When it comes to Thanksgiving Day high school football rivalries, Cumberland and Lincoln have owned two of the longest win streaks in northern Rhode Island, and this week, they will try to keep the good times rolling in their respective matchups.

On Thursday at 10 a.m., the Clippers will pay a visit to two-time Division II champ Woonsocket at Barry Field and look to extend their eight-game Turkey Day win streak over the Villa Novans, as well as conclude their season with a winning record.

The Novans completed their turnaround from an 0-4 start by topping Mount Pleasant for their seventh straight win in their Super Bowl on Sunday afternoon at Cranston Stadium.

As for Cumberland, which posted a 5-5 record (4-3 in Division I-A play) and lost to La Salle in the Div. I quarterfinals earlier this month, the Clippers lead the holiday series, 34-17-4.

In last year’s holiday game, the Clippers posted a 22-0 triumph over the Novans, who were four days removed from their 37-13 win over East Greenwich.

Lincoln, meanwhile, will also pursue a winning record on Wednesday in its 6 p.m. showdown at Ferguson Field against Central Falls, which will be the home team.

The Lions also hold a 5-5 record (5-2 in Division II-A action), but have dropped four of their last five games, including their lopsided 64-28 defeat to Mount Pleasant in the D-II quarterfinals. The Warriors are 5-4 (3-4 in D-III play), but have won three of their last four games.

The Lions lead the holiday series, 6-3, and have won four in a row over the Warriors, with three of the victories coming by 20 or more points.