Cape Gazette

Darin Beckett scores two touchdowns in Coolspring Turkey Bowl

By Dave Frederick | Nov 26, 2012
Photo by: Dave Frederick Darin Beckett, center, wearing gold, is gone like a wild turkey; no one could lay an oven mitt on him.

The 43rd annual Coolspring Thanksgiving Day tackle football Turkey Bowl was won 15-0 by the team that had Darrin Beckett at wide receiver and Rob Moore at quarterback.

Moore, a flag football fixture for the Outkast team in the Reboboth YMCA league, escaped twice in the second half and found Beckett in open space, and the Sussex Tech Division One 2012 state champion in the high hurdles created mismatches all over the field, busting loose for a pair of touchdowns.

The draft and pregame prayer are followed by a game of two timed halves that no one seems to be timing.

Larry Oliver in his customary McNabb jersey quarterbacked the losing team but late in the game gave way to D.D. Gooch, still a senior at Cape Henlopen.

Medals were given out afterward by Commissioner Anthony Hopkins to the winning team, the chain gang, the officials and a few spectators related to winning team members.



A ball gets loose and No. 47 Chris Cooley is thinking about diving on it. (Photo by: Dave Frederick)
Marquis Lewis, a former Polytech star, catches an air ball. (Photo by: Dave Frederick)
The interior running games produced lots of piles. (Photo by: Dave Frederick)
Shane Draper, wearing a ball cap, prepares to make a tackle. (Photo by: Dave Frederick)
Stefon Mills powers down the sideline. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Captains of the winning team are (l-r) J.J. Sunkett, Terrell Johnson and Alphonso Johnson. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Jeron Ricketts runs right. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
Anthony Hopkins gets ready to give out the medals. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
No one team member on the winning team knows the names of all his teammates, but here is the winning team with a couple of athletes who showed up late and just watched. (Photo by: Dave Frederick )
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