Young gridiron stars shine at Turkey Bowl

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(Posted Nov. 29, 2022)

By Pat Donahue, Staff Photographer

Nearly 50 youths in grades K-8 took part in the first Turkey Bowl hosted by St. Patrick School and the London High School football program. The event took place under the lights on Nov. 22 at London City Schools’ Bowlus Field. Participants were divided into three age groups to test their football skills in on-field games. London High school football players served as coaches. Organizers collected donations of food for local food pantries as admission.

Hannah Deutscher, 8, was one of nearly 50 youths who took to Bowlus Field at London High School for the Turkey Bowl on Nov. 22.
Brandon Randolf is off and running after catching a pass during the Turkey Bowl. He took part in grades K-2 age group.
Surrounded by eager young gridiron stars, London High School junior Connor Lacey served as a coach of one of the teams participating in the Turkey Bowl. During the football season, Lacey played quarterback and wide receiver for the Raiders.
With the ball firmly tucked at his side, second-grader Cooper McCabe makes a run for it, dodging defenders.
Jack Lewis (left) leaps to catch the ball.
Approximately 50 youngsters got the thrill of playing under the lights at Bowlus Field as part of the Turkey Bowl.

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