Webster Groves and Kirkwood High Schools renew their Turkey Day football rivalry on Thursday after not playing last year due to coronavirus.
It was the first time since 1988 that Turkey Day wasn't played and just the 13th time in the long running history of the rivalry, the oldest west of the Mississippi River in the country. Kirkwood and Webster Groves first played in 1898. That game ended in a 6-6 draw. The other years the game was not played were 1899, 1900, 1904, 1905, 1911, 1914, 1918, 1924, 1925, 1926 and 1927.
The game is a tradition that has overcome dicey weather and bad blood to become one of the best high school rivalries in the nation. Here is a look at some moments from the rivalry as captured from the pages of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.