Portland High School's Zachary Elowitch (left) breaks free from Thornton Academy's Jackson Cochrane in the Class A state football championship game in Portland on Saturday. Elowitch went on to score on the play.

The 107th annual Thanksgiving Day game between Portland High School and crosstown rival Deering High School will not be held on Thanksgiving Day.

The Portland Public Schools — to which both schools belong — announced Tuesday that the game will be held on Wednesday at the city’s Fitzpatrick Stadium.

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“[T]he extreme cold weather predicted for this Thursday makes it unsafe for the game to take place that day,” an announcement from the school district reads, in part. “Family holiday obligations for those involved make shifting the game to the following Friday or Saturday unfeasible.”

Restrooms at the stadium will be open for the game, but concession stands won’t be, the announcement continues. The game is scheduled to start at 4 p.m.

Portland enters the game after finishing the season 9-2 and reaching the Class A state championship game, where the Bulldogs lost to Thornton Academy. Deering finished the season 4-6.

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Seth Koenig

Seth has nearly a decade of professional journalism experience and writes about the greater Portland region.