Until you kick off this game.
"Turkey day is a big tradition in Stroudsburg so it's important to everyone." said Brandi Cruz, a Stroudsburg Senior.
It's the annual pre feast - face off. Stroudsburg against east Stroudsburg.
"You know, everyone is back for thanksgiving. You know the kids come here from college. Everyone is coming home to have fun with their family." added Tony Rose. Offensive Line Coach.
Tony Rose is the offensive line coach for the Cavaliers.
Decades ago - he proudly played this game in purple and white.
Now his son Tommy is following in his Cavalier Cleats.
"I bleed purple and he's been bleeding purple since he was born. He was a ball boy when he was six years old." Added Rose
Now Tommy is a senior and ready to graduate.
But not before one last turkey day trip to the field.
"it's a little bit special meaning for me today 'cause this will be the last time to coach him."
This year a new tradition joins the old. Salvation Army Bell ringers are here welcoming people as they come to the game and they are collecting donations."
"there is such a great feeling of community here and so many people who have been very generous to us." said Major James Gingrich of the East Stroudsburg Salvation Army.
Community - camaraderie and competition.
Then everyone goes off to enjoy the holiday cooking.