Thornton Academy celebrates its 125th anniversary in 2018. As the most popular spectator sport on campus, being a member of the varsity football team is an honor that the players do not take lightly. Our football team is consistently among the best in northern New England. Top Thornton Academy football players receive scholarships to play football at Division 1 schools after graduation. Recent state championships include 1986, 1988, 2012, 2014, 2015.
The Thornton Academy football coaching staff has many years of experience, and the stability of the coaches leads to a program with well defined values, traditions, and goals. TA football is dedicated players, a great coaching staff, a support staff that is second to none, teachers who serve as role models, parents who give endless time and energy, and alumni who come and cheer with their families from the sidelines.
Practices take place on several football fields on our campus. Home games are played at Hill stadium, a turf field with a spectator capacity of 4,500. Football tryouts begin in mid-August.