Annual Turkey Bowl held at Wheaton Park

December 01, 2011|Madge Miles | Around Jonathan Street
  • Quarterback William Keyes adjusts his offensive line before running a play during the Nov. 24 Turkey Bowl football game at Wheaton Park in Hagerstown.
Photo courtesy of Speak Up Community News

Annual Turkey Bowl held at Wheaton Park

Just like in years past, the community came out Nov. 24 to watch the annual Turkey Bowl at Wheaton Park — old school vs. new school.

The quarterbacks were Mike Lee and William Keyes, who were also the captains of their respective teams. 

The game was exciting with plays from Jamir Burnette, who completed a 40-yard punt return with some fancy moves, jumping hurdles over three defenders.

A similar play, a 40-yard completion for a touchdown was made by Mike McMillan. Keyes' team also had quarterback help from Aubrey Keyes and a few other players.

Ramik Vunerable also completed a touchdown catch.

The game was everything the fans wanted with many exciting plays.

The score was close, but in the end, Lee's team claimed a 16-14 victory.  

Next year, Carlton "MeMe" Davis, his brother and a few others plan to hold a commemorative game to celebrate 50-plus years of playing the Turkey Bowl at Wheaton Park.

Christmas bazaar to be held Saturday

Second Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), at 65 W. North Ave. in Hagerstown, will hold a Christmas bazaar Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Clothing, pictures, dishes and Christmas decorations will be available.

There will also be hot dogs, cookies, pies, sodas and other items for sale.

'Christmas Child'

A special thanks to all who participated in the Bridge of Life's Samaritan's Purse "Christmas Child" shoe box donations this year. Ninety-eight boxes were given.

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