This Year’s Turkey Bowl Stuffing

Wyatt Page

What was your favorite highlight of Turkey Bowl?  A game winning touchdown for your advisory group or just the fact that students now have a dress down day?

For Chrisitan Nold, a ninth grader, it was when “Desmond Lindsey snatched an interception with one hand.”  Nold was inspired by this brilliant play and went on to score “two touchdowns and catch three interceptions in the semi final game.”

Bryan Kirshe, a member of Mrs. Murphy victorious tenth grade advisory, remarked “Beating Demardre’s team felt amazing because he’s supposed to be the all-star.”  When asked what his thoughts were on this year’s bowl compared to last year’s, he humorously responded, “this year’s was much better because it’s never fun losing.”

Alex Horan, an eleventh grader, reminisced about the day by saying his 2011 Turkey Bowl highlight was the moment when “Hunter intercepted the ball for a touchdown in the final minutes of the game, beating Mrs. Gaffney’s powerhouse advisory, complete with starting varsity Quarterback Evan Wilson.”  Horan also commented on the breath-taking athleticism of Rod, our on-campus performance trainer, in the faculty versus senior’s bout.

For senior Harry Lempriere, this year’s Turkey Bowl was especially memorable; it was a story of David and Goliath.  “Mandel’s advisory has won every year, so it was really amazing when Rosser’s advisory beat them in double over-time.”  For Harry, the highlight of this huge upset was when a member of Rosser’s advisory, Joe Grano, “Made a game-changing interception in the championship.”  Harry’s thoughts on the faculty senior game were that “the refs were very biased.”

Turkey Bowl has been one of the few days ODA gets together as a school and competes.  There have been many memories made in the past and there are many more to be made in the future.  For many students, this tradition is among the fondest memories taken from their experience at ODA.