2019 Steinert-Hamilton Thanksgiving Facts & Figures

Steinert Quarterback Nick Wright. Photo by Michael A. Sabo.

2019 Game: 10:30 at Hamilton West (Livestream video on www.wbcbsports.com)

2019 records: Hamilton 7-2 (lost 1 straight), Steinert 2-8 (lost 2 straight)

Series: Hamilton leads, 34-25-1

Joe Logue Trophy: With a win, Hamilton can clinch its first outright Joe Logue Trophy for Hamilton Township supremacy since 2007. If Steinert wins, all three township teams share the trophy with 1-1 records in the round-robin series. Hamilton last shared the trophy in 2010-11. Steinert last won it (outright) in 2015.  

Head coaches Thanksgiving record: Steinert’s Dan Caruso, 7-4; Hamilton’s Mike Papero 0-0

Longest Hamilton win streak: 7 games (2002-08)

Longest Steinert win streak: 4 games (1984-87, 2015-18)

Current streak: Steinert 4 wins

Hamilton West Running Back Tolu Adeaga. Photo by Michael A. Sabo.

Points scored: Hamilton, 1,032; Steinert, 756

Most points in a victory: Hamilton 41 (41-22, 2008), Steinert 40 (40-22, 2011)
Most points in a loss: Hamilton 22 (40-22, 2011), Steinert 22 (41-22, 2008)
Most combined points in a game: 63, 2008 (Steinert 41-22)

Largest Hamilton win: 40 points (40-0 in 1969)
Largest Steinert win:   32 points (38-6 in 1967)

40 or more points in game: Hamilton 2, Steinert 1
30 or more points in game: Hamilton 9, Steinert 2
20 or more points in game: Hamilton 25, Steinert 16

Shutouts: Hamilton 11 (last in 2014), Steinert 4 (last in 2018)
Consecutive shutouts: Hamilton (1979-80)

Stat of the decade: With a 6-3 record in the 2010’s, Steinert has achieved its first winning decade in series history. The Spartans are trying to win 7 games in a decade for the first time after Hamilton did it in both the 1990s and the 2000s.

Stat of the decade II: Steinert is trying to become the first team to go 5-0 in road games in one decade in series history.

Won-Lost by decade: 
1950s: Steinert 1-0
1960s: Hamilton 6-4
1970s: Hamilton 6-4
1980s: Hamilton 5-4-1
1990s: Hamilton 7-3
2000s: Hamilton 7-3
2010s: Steinert  6-3

Here & There
–Hamilton has led the series since winning in 1969
–Steinert last led series after winning in 1967
–Hamilton has won 15 of last 24 meetings, Steinert has won 7 of last 10
–Series only tie was 6-6 in 1989
–Steinert’s win in 2016 snapped a string of 7 straight seasons in which the team’s alternated victories; and Steinert was first home team to win in eight years..
–Hamilton last won consecutive games when it claimed 7 straight from 2002-08.
–Steinert is looking to win 5 straight for the first time in series history

About The Author

Rich Fisher has been around the Hamilton Township sports scene for so long that he actually got Rich Giallella’s autograph when Giallella was still a player! Proud product of Hamilton YMCA and Lou Gehrig baseball leagues and former teammate of Jim Maher on a very average Barton & Cooney rec basketball team, Fish graduated from Nottingham Junior High and Steinert High school and has covered township sports since 1980. His goal in life is to convince Maria Prato that Jersey tomatoes are at least 100 times better than California tomatoes.