One of nation’s oldest Thanksgiving Day rivalry games postponed

USA TODAY High School Sports

The annual State Line Game, one of the nation’s most iconic Thanksgiving Day high school football rivalries, won’t be played on Thanksgiving thanks to the weather conditions.

The game pits Easton (Pa.) vs. Phillisburg (N.J.) and has been played since 1905, and scheduled for Thanksgiving since 1916. The towns are separated by the Delaware River (and a bridge) and the winner receivers the Forks of Delaware Trophy.

Estimates called for 5 to 10 inches of snow by late Wednesday night so school officials moved the game to Saturday at 2 p.m. A pep rally and fireworks that had been scheduled for Wednesday were moved to Friday night, assuming the stadium can be cleared of snow in time.

Phillipsburg officials said they postponed the game in order to ensure the safety of the fans and those driving to attend the game.

The game has been postponed by snow previously —…

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