This isn’t the season Calvert Hall’s Emilie Dore anticipated. Coming off back-to-back trips to the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference championship game, his Cardinals have endured a spate of injuries, a brutal schedule and some poor luck in winning just four games.
To Dore, however, win No. 5 would change everything.
In Thursday’s 103rd Turkey Bowl, set for 10 a.m. at Towson University’s Johnny Unitas Stadium, Calvert Hall can salvage its season in its annual Thanksgiving Day game against No. 5 Loyola Blakefield in one of the nation’s longest-running Catholic prep school rivalries.
“I told my guys, ‘This game is our redemption for the season,’” Dore said. “It hasn’t been the ideal year for us, but we’ve got a chance to offset all that. Go out with a win and be remembered as the 2023 Turkey Bowl champs.”
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