The heavily favored Father Judge Crusaders found themselves in a battle with the Abraham Lincoln Railsplitters in the early going of their Thanksgiving battle.
Call it constructive competition. Call it unconditional support.
Despite dealing with a rash of injuries leading to an 0-3 start, Northeast heads into division play with a clean slate.
Here's a look at the other five area football teams on the eve of the 2013 season.