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November 25, 2011
Team Vetri won a defensive war against Team Garces in the third annual Turkey Bowl Thursday at Franklin Field. The final score was 1-0. Staffers from restaurants owned by chef Marc Vetri played rivals from restaurants owned by chef Jose Garces in a fun but spirited flag football game that raised $10,000 for the winner's charity. "Simple heart, soul, and determination always win over sheer talent any day of the week," Vetri said after the victory. Jeff Michaud, chef at Osteria, a Vetri restaurant, was named most valuable player for his defensive play, with a key interception and crucial sack near the end of the game.
NEWS
November 24, 1995 | By Don Beideman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
It looked more like Christmas than Thanksgiving with all the gifts in the form of fumbles and interceptions Sun Valley and Chichester gave each other yesterday in their annual Turkey Bowl showdown. With the cold weather and a sloppy field, Sun Valley made one mistake too many, however. Chichester took advantage of it for a safety, and the Eagles' defense made it stand up for a 2-0 victory. The Eagles got the safety after being thwarted at the Sun Valley 9-yard line in the first period.
NEWS
November 23, 2001 | By Leonard N. Fleming INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Thanksgiving Day rivalry between Cherry Hill East and West is the one game Paul Anderson almost never misses. For Anderson, 45, who has attended games here since he graduated from West in 1974, it's a chance to reminisce with his two younger brothers and old high school chums, as well as pass on the rich tradition to his two sons, Sean, 10, and Christopher, 7. These games have special memories, such as when his brother, Joe, got engaged...
SPORTS
November 25, 1999 | By Ira Josephs, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
About 1 p.m. today, after the 65th annual high school football game between Upper Moreland and Hatboro-Horsham has ended, another group of players will swagger and stumble onto Upper Moreland's field. Almost all are in their mid-30s, but on this day and in this game, as one of them said, they will be 18 again. This annual Thanksgiving football clash brings together many Upper Moreland graduates, and has included regulars from Archbishop Wood, Hatboro-Horsham, Upper Dublin, Central Bucks West, Strath Haven, Cardinal O'Hara, Harriton, and Coatesville.
SPORTS
November 25, 1999 | By Ira Josephs, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
About 1 p.m. today, after the 65th annual high school football game between Upper Moreland and Hatboro-Horsham has ended, another group of players will swagger and stumble onto Upper Moreland's field. Almost all are in their mid-30s, but on this day and in this game, as one of them said, they will be 18 again. This annual Thanksgiving football clash brings together many Upper Moreland graduates, and has included regulars from Archbishop Wood, Hatboro-Horsham, Upper Dublin, Central Bucks West, Strath Haven, Cardinal O'Hara, Harriton, and Coatesville.
SPORTS
November 28, 2008 | By Keith Pompey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
At the conclusion of the 81st annual Turkey Bowl, Frankford's Nate Johnson stepped back, wiped his chin and exhaled. Whew! "This game was a really big game for me because I was supposed to go to North," the running back said after the Pioneers defeated North Catholic, 14-6, yesterday at Frankford Memorial Stadium. Falcons lineman Blake Graham is Johnson's cousin. After transferring from Northeast, Johnson participated in several of North Catholic's summer workouts. But at the last minute, he opted to attend Frankford.
SPORTS
January 9, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
THE DAY was nearly ruined for Lavelle Harper when a message from his head coach early yesterday afternoon said their basketball game was postponed. Harper, an 18-year-old junior, already had his early-dismissal pass prepared to show teachers when West Philadelphia High skipper Jermaine Snell sent word. The Speedboys started the day 1-2 in Public League play and were still smarting from a loss to Sayre, so no game meant no redemption. Then, a second message from Snell, and, game on!
SPORTS
November 23, 2004 | By Jeff McLane INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The term "holy war" gets tossed around quite often when games between Catholic schools are being hyped. Usually that's not by the participants. But the inaugural Turkey Bowl game between the Friars - that's both Monsignor Bonner and Malvern Prep - is being billed that way. The "Augustinian Bowl" pits the two all-boy schools against each other on Thanksgiving eve, tomorrow at 7 p.m. The site? Where else but at Villanova, another Augustinian-run school. "We're planning on making this game a tradition," said Jim Strandberg, director of marketing and recruitment at Bonner.
SPORTS
November 26, 2010 | By TED SILARY, silaryt@phillynews.com
Eric Leslie is not exactly a natural when it comes to receiving. How could he be? He never played wideout until the final game of the 2009 season. Matter of fact, he never played football at all until his freshman year at West Philadelphia High. "I always wanted to play," he said. "But we had some struggles as a family, and we couldn't afford [the fees] for youth ball. My mom said I'd just have to wait until high school. " Eric Leslie, a 5-10, 140-pound junior who's called T.O. by his teammates because he's very good, not because he's a nut, is now the Public League's all-time leader for one-season receiving yardage.
NEWS
November 24, 1995 | By Monica Rhor, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
On the gridiron, it was the Orange and Black versus the Purple and Gold. In the stands and around the perimeter, it was black leather jackets, some fur coats, and lots of rib-squeezing, old-friend-greeting hugs. In other words, it was the annual Woodrow Wilson-Camden High Thanksgiving Day football game, when the crosstown high school rivals battle it out for bragging rights on the field, and the fans gather to see and be seen. This year, the Turkey Bowl game carried a special weight: If Wilson won (as it had since 1988)
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January 9, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
THE DAY was nearly ruined for Lavelle Harper when a message from his head coach early yesterday afternoon said their basketball game was postponed. Harper, an 18-year-old junior, already had his early-dismissal pass prepared to show teachers when West Philadelphia High skipper Jermaine Snell sent word. The Speedboys started the day 1-2 in Public League play and were still smarting from a loss to Sayre, so no game meant no redemption. Then, a second message from Snell, and, game on!
SPORTS
November 27, 2013 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
RON COHEN'S office at George Washington High resembles more of a football museum than it does a work station. Sure, there is a desk with a computer, but the eye immediately heads to its shelves, chockablock with memorabilia from this and that. Game balls encased in glass, game films stacked like dominos, game-worn jerseys, signed and framed with nowhere to hang, so they just sit proudly on display near the door. Ironically, sandwiched between times-gone-by, sat senior Zaire Hollerway, a 6-1, 280-pound offensive/defensive lineman whose football career growing up was nearly history.
NEWS
November 25, 2011
Team Vetri won a defensive war against Team Garces in the third annual Turkey Bowl Thursday at Franklin Field. The final score was 1-0. Staffers from restaurants owned by chef Marc Vetri played rivals from restaurants owned by chef Jose Garces in a fun but spirited flag football game that raised $10,000 for the winner's charity. "Simple heart, soul, and determination always win over sheer talent any day of the week," Vetri said after the victory. Jeff Michaud, chef at Osteria, a Vetri restaurant, was named most valuable player for his defensive play, with a key interception and crucial sack near the end of the game.
SPORTS
November 25, 2011 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Columnist
In the end, only the record was clean. The players' uniforms were covered in mud and the coach's clothes were soaked with a sticky sweet, courtesy of a Gatorade bath, after Timber Creek slogged its way to a 13-3 victory over Triton in the 10th annual Thanksgiving Day game between the school-district rivals. That's the thing about perfect seasons. They look perfect only from the outside. All those victories, they look shiny and bright like a string of pearls from a distance.
SPORTS
November 26, 2010 | By TED SILARY, silaryt@phillynews.com
Eric Leslie is not exactly a natural when it comes to receiving. How could he be? He never played wideout until the final game of the 2009 season. Matter of fact, he never played football at all until his freshman year at West Philadelphia High. "I always wanted to play," he said. "But we had some struggles as a family, and we couldn't afford [the fees] for youth ball. My mom said I'd just have to wait until high school. " Eric Leslie, a 5-10, 140-pound junior who's called T.O. by his teammates because he's very good, not because he's a nut, is now the Public League's all-time leader for one-season receiving yardage.
SPORTS
November 28, 2008 | By Keith Pompey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
At the conclusion of the 81st annual Turkey Bowl, Frankford's Nate Johnson stepped back, wiped his chin and exhaled. Whew! "This game was a really big game for me because I was supposed to go to North," the running back said after the Pioneers defeated North Catholic, 14-6, yesterday at Frankford Memorial Stadium. Falcons lineman Blake Graham is Johnson's cousin. After transferring from Northeast, Johnson participated in several of North Catholic's summer workouts. But at the last minute, he opted to attend Frankford.
SPORTS
November 28, 2008 | By Keith Pompey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
You hear it in barbershops, on street corners and on football fields all around the Frankford section of Philadelphia. "Who's better - North Catholic or Frankford?" Around the neighborhood, this rivalry is the equivalent of the Eagles and the Cowboys, Ohio State and Michigan. So, who is better? Yesterday, it was Frankford. The Pioneers defeated the Falcons, 14-6, in the 81st annual Turkey Bowl at Frankford Memorial Stadium. The victory marked Frankford's second straight Thanksgiving Day victory and 12th in 16 seasons.
SPORTS
November 24, 2004 | By Jeff McLane INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
What's the saying? Two mice fell into a bowl of cream. The first mouse gave up and died right away. The second mouse fought and swam until he churned that cream into butter and he crawled his way out. John Shaw is that second mouse. When the St. Joseph's Prep halfback gets a hand-off, it looks as if someone shot him out of a cannon. Then he hits the hole or he hits a defender or just hits his offensive line. No matter what, he always keeps his legs churning. "When I get the ball, I get this adrenaline pump," the junior said.
SPORTS
November 23, 2004 | By Jeff McLane INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The term "holy war" gets tossed around quite often when games between Catholic schools are being hyped. Usually that's not by the participants. But the inaugural Turkey Bowl game between the Friars - that's both Monsignor Bonner and Malvern Prep - is being billed that way. The "Augustinian Bowl" pits the two all-boy schools against each other on Thanksgiving eve, tomorrow at 7 p.m. The site? Where else but at Villanova, another Augustinian-run school. "We're planning on making this game a tradition," said Jim Strandberg, director of marketing and recruitment at Bonner.
NEWS
November 23, 2001 | By Leonard N. Fleming INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Thanksgiving Day rivalry between Cherry Hill East and West is the one game Paul Anderson almost never misses. For Anderson, 45, who has attended games here since he graduated from West in 1974, it's a chance to reminisce with his two younger brothers and old high school chums, as well as pass on the rich tradition to his two sons, Sean, 10, and Christopher, 7. These games have special memories, such as when his brother, Joe, got engaged...
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