America’s First High School Football Game, Part 2

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This is the second part of High School Football America’s two-part video feature on America’s oldest high school football game between New London High School and Norwich Free Academy.

In this episode, Trish Hoffman and Jeff Fisher look at the game itself, which has been played since May 12, 1875. You’ll meet Norwich’s Tom Moretti, who played in the 100th game back in 1966, plus learn why one game was called because of a ball being lost in the snow.

America’s First High School Football Game – No. 147

New London leads America’s First High School Football Game Series

New London beat Norwich Free Academy 34-14 to take a 77-59-11 lead in the all-time series.  The win closed-out a perfect 10-0 season for the Whalers.

Watch: Part 1 of America’s First High School Football Game

About the Author

Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.