History of Turkey Day

  • The first officially recorded Thanksgiving Day football game between Kirkwood High School (KHS) and neighboring Webster Groves High School (WGHS) was held in 1907. Since then, with only a few exceptions, the two schools have met each year on the football field to compete for the “Turkey Day Championship” and the coveted Frisco Bell trophy. More than just a football game, Turkey Day has become a celebration of spirit and pride for both communities.

    In anticipation of the 2023 football game, KHS students and alumni will begin the “Turkey Day Game” countdown in November with special activities throughout the month and during Spirit Week, which begins the week of Thanksgiving. 

Student and Community Events

  • HISTORY OF TURKEY DAY
    The first officially recorded Thanksgiving Day football game between Kirkwood High School (KHS) and neighboring Webster Groves High School (WGHS) was held in 1907. Since then, with only a few exceptions, the two schools have met each year on the football field to compete for the “Turkey Day Championship” and the coveted Frisco Bell trophy. More than just a football game, Turkey Day has become a celebration of spirit and pride for both communities.

    In anticipation of the 2023 football game, KHS students and alumni will begin the “Turkey Day Game” countdown in November with special activities throughout the month and during Spirit Week, which begins the week of Thanksgiving.

    Leading up to the Turkey Day game, KSD schools host a variety of activities including turkey trots, theme days, and service projects including canned food collections for our community.

    Media Outlets for Football Game:

    Big 550 with Jim Powers and Radio 63119 with Randy Mohlman
    KWRH 92.9FM (Webster, Kirkwood and surrounding areas)
    102.9FM KXOK
    The game will be live-streamed on mshsaa.tv. Then, search for "Kirkwood."