Touchdown Club will be sponsoring Annual Family Dinner for our Football Players, Coaches, and Immediate Family Members on 25th November at 6:30 PM in GHS Cafeteria. No charge to anyone!! All Players are asked to bring a $10 wrapped raffle item to be raffled off.
No one will be able to access the cafeteria from the back of the building. Please be sure to walk through the school to get to the cafeteria.
Immediately following the Family Dinner, there will
be a Bonfire for all Football Players @ Fireman's
Field on Long Hill Road.
This is for players and their coaches only.
Legend has it, Ossie Solem, the head football coach at Springfield College in 1946, gathered his players after the final practice of the season and lit a football cleat on fire. He believed it would erase any ill will among teammates so they could play the last game clear of mind and without any regrets.
Through the years, the stories and motivation for ‘the burning shoe’ has changed for high school and college teams around the country. The day before their Thanksgiving game, the seniors gather in a circle for their ritual which symbolizes the transition of the seniors out of the football program. They burn a pair of shoes or cleats, ensuring they can never be filled again.
Annual Banquet will be held Wednesday, December 10th, 6:30 PM -9:30 PM @ Woodwinds in Branford. Banquet for all of our GHS Football Players and Families. Players are free, and $35 per person for family members. Please fill out the forms and deliver with payment to your Class Rep if you are planing to attend. Thank you.