THE MANOR AVENUE TURKEY DUST BOWL
One autumn afternoon in 1996 as two faculty members were proctoring the cafeteria… John Jordan, 34, english teacher and alumnus, challenged Steve Lemak, 25, technology teacher and alumnus, to a friendly game of football…
“Thanksgiving morning… You get 6 of your friends and I’ll get 6 of mine!
And let’s see if you young punks can win!”
And so it began that frigid Thanksgiving morning… Team Old vs. Team Young… and it continues today. 24 years and counting.
TURKEY BOWL XXIV
Stupefaction. Team Old started strong taking a 3-1 lead, keeping Team Young at bay. Methodically though, Team Young created turnovers and moved the ball quickly, taking the dub by the final count of 6-4. Much thanks to all that played and contributed to Philabundance… An amazing $965.00 raised. For stats and game recap please CLICK HERE to access the TB-XXIV entry.
TURKEY BOWL XXIV APPROACHING
THE MANOR AVENUE TURKEY DUST BOWL XXIV is this Thursday! Players should consider digging out that crusty sports bag and washing that knee brace and Turkey Bowl X sweatshirt… or just bring the funk. Will Team Young make it 3 in a row for the first time in Bowl history!? Has Father Time destroyed all hope for Team Old? All this and more awaits…
Thanksgiving. A reminder to all players to bring a small donation for this year’s Philabundance contribution. Last year we saw a very generous donation with 100% participation. The goal in 2019 is to continue our 100% participation. We are only asking for small donations of $20 per player. Checks can be made out to PHILABUNDANCE.
TURKEY BOWL XXIII
Salad Days. With yet again gazelle-like speed among the youngins, team old found themselves in a huge deficit… all before halftime. After a feeble attempt at a comeback, game was called. Final score: Old 3 Young 8. Team Old leads the all-time series 13-10. Much thanks to all that played and contributed to Philabundance… $585.00 raised. For stats and game recap please CLICK HERE to access the TB-XXIII entry.
TURKEY BOWL XXII
Juvenility. With newfound speed among the young bucks, defensive coverage on the aging tribe seemed almost too easy at times. Before the first hammy strain, Team Young was up 2-0 and didn’t look back, taking a convincing victory by the final count of 5-2. Much thanks to all that played and contributed to Philabundance… $450.00 raised. For stats and game recap please CLICK HERE to access the TB-XXII entry.
TURKEY BOWL XXI
THE MANOR AVENUE TURKEY DUST BOWL XXI is officially in the record books. Team Old continues to illustrate wisdom outshines youth. The bend-don’t-break philosophy of the Team Old D resulted in 1 interception, 2 sacks, and 2 turnover on downs. The outcome being a convincing 7-2 victory. Much thanks to all that played and contributed to Philabundance… $810.00 raised. For stats and game recap please CLICK HERE to access the TB-XXI entry.
TURKEY BOWL XX
Twenty Years. Team Old extends the all-time series to 12-8 after a hard fought victory over Team Young, 5-3. $600 raised for Philabundance. Thanks to all that came out! For stats and game recap please CLICK HERE to access the TB-XX entry.
TURKEY BOWL XIX
Senior Old Victorious. Several INTs and turnover on downs highlighted TB-XIX. But somehow, someway, Team Old scored 1 more than Team Young. This year’s bowlers donated $445.00 to Philabundance. Thank you! For stats and game recap please CLICK HERE to access the TB-XIX entry.
TURKEY BOWL XVIII
Team Old Shows Its Age. With two quick interceptions, both converted for scores on the ensuing drives, Team Young earns the victory in Turkey Bowl XXXVII XVIII. This year’s turkey bowlers donated $515.00 to Philabundance. For stats and game recap please CLICK HERE to access the TB-XVIII entry.
Thank You To Our Sponsors. A thank you to John Jordan (Archmere Academy), Damian Andrisani (Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists), Marc Albero (Archmere Academy Alumni Association), Joe Filippoli (Care Kenesis) and Steve Lemak (slemak photography) for sponsoring this year’s turkey bowl event.
TURKEY BOWL XVII
Rookie Revenge. Team Young with their 5 rookies control game tempo early then holds off Team Old in OT for their first win in 4 years. A great showing by 20 turkey bowlers contributing $440 to Philabundance. For stats and game recap please CLICK HERE to access the TB-XVII entry.