FLASH: Frankford-North Catholic football game may move to Northeast

By Rick O’Brien
INQUIRER STAFF WRITER

The traditional Thanksgiving Day football game between Frankford and North Catholic may be moved to the stadium at Northeast High to accomodate what is expected to be an especially large crowd, school officials said Wednesday.

With North Catholic scheduled to close at the end of the school year, school officials have said they expected this year’s Thanksgiving Day game, set for 9:45 a.m. at Frankford, to draw a crowd that may be too large for the Frankford field. So alternatives have been sought.


Jack Creighton, the athletic director at Frankford, said Wednesday that budget constraints have ruled out playing the game at Lincoln Financial Field or Franklin Field. But Creighton said the schools wanted to “keep it local,” and Northeast is a possibility.

Should the game be moved to Northeast, it would likely be played on Nov. 25 since Central and Northeast also play on Thanksgiving, or the Central-Northeast game could be moved to Nov. 25.

A decision, Creighton said, could be made as early as today

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