Cape Gazette

Annual Turkey Bowl brings lax back to Legends Field

Dec 03, 2013
Photo by: Dan Cook Past and future men's lacrosse stars met on the Legends Stadium turf for the annual Turkey Bowl pickup lacrosse game. Shown are in back (l-r) Dave Mushrush, Spencer Steele, Jack Lingo, Charlie Burton, Burley Hopkins, Jim Derrick, Will Clampett, Hunter Dailey, Ian Stewart, Scott Brozey, Mark Tappan, Josh Byrd, Brandt Lookup, Cory Kreis and Clint Phillips; in middle row, Brian Riggin, Franc Cook, James Cook, Bryan Mack, Brenden Kane, Chris Argo, Austin MacCoy, Matt Kane, Andrew Scrutchfield and Todd Keen; in front, Alex Albanese, Sean Sheehan, Grant Gillan, Michael Hopkins, Blake Mann, A.J. Marshall and Garrett Becker.

The annual Turkey Bowl men's lacrosse pickup game brought back past and future lax stars to battle it out on the turf at Legends Stadium Nov. 30. No score was kept and no referees were needed as 32 players checked, shot and saved in the game that is bigger than a win or loss, it's the love they have for the past and the future of Cape Henlopen men's lacrosse.

"We get together once a year at Legends Stadium just to play the game we love and share it with the Cape guys that are the future of Vikings lacrosse," said Cape 2011 All-American goalie and game organizer James Cook. "It's a great day to be a Viking."

"It was a lot of fun," said Cape senior middie Will Clampitt. "I got to play on the team with Vikings legends like Joey [Cahill] and Spencer [Steele]. It's was also good to see everyone from my past four years on the team that have gone on to play after graduating."

Players as far back as the 1980s ran with the Cape High players who will represent the school when the spring season opens.

Cape 2008 All-American Scott Brozey, left, guards 2011 All-American Andrew Scrutchfield during the annual Turkey Bowl pickup lacrosse game played at Legends Stadium. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Members of the Cape Henlopen 2008 state championship team playing at the annual Turkey Bowl are in back (l-r) James Cook, Bryan Mack, Andrew Scrutchfield and Mark Tappan; in front, Ian Stewart, Alex Albanese, Scott Brozey and Franc Cook. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape 2011 All-American goalie James Cook makes a save in the annual Turkey Bowl pickup game. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape middie Todd Keen dodges away from defender A. J. Marshall. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape 2001 All-American Joey Cahill prepares to crank the rock. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape's Matt Kane takes a shot during the annual Turkey Bowl pickup game. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape 2008 grad Ian Stewart shoots on goal. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape 2008 All-State defender Alex Albanese clears the ball. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape 2008 All-State and two-time Lynchburg College All-American Franc Cook celebrates his goal scored on little brother James. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape 2011 All-American and Lynchburg College goalie James Cook clears the ball from in front of the crease.  "It's a great day to be a Viking," he said. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape 2008 All-American Scott Brozey passes to the crease. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape 1995 All-American and former pro Spencer Steele schools a younger player in the finer points of shooting. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape midfielder Charlie Burton dodges past defender Will Clampitt. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape's Blake Mann dodges to the goal with Andrew Scrutchfield defending. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape 2008 grad Bryan Mack looks to go to the goal. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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