Shelton playing Derby on Thanksgiving hit pause this season due to safety concerns for the short-rostered Red Raiders.
The first Derby-Shelton game on Thanksgiving was held in 1914. Shelton leads the series 59-43-7 and is 30-6-1 against Derby over the last 37 meetings. Derby’s last victory over Shelton came in a 13-12 win on the frozen Finn Stadium turf in 2002. Derby’s last home victory in the series was in 1993 when the Red Raiders won on a late field goal, 9-6. Shelton’s average margin of victory over Derby the last seven years is more than 43 points (354 points to Derby’s 49).