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Lacrosse Turkey Bowl brings back alumni

By Dan Cook | Nov 26, 2012
Photo by: Dan Cook Former Cape stars and present-day lacrosse players heated up the turf for the annual Turkey Bowl lacrosse game.

The third Annual Men's Lacrosse Turkey Bowl heated up the turf of Legends Stadium on a chilly Nov. 24, and present Vikings players were teamed up with stars from past teams for a game of poke checks, hits, saves and goals and a lot of fun.

The players were placed on either the Blue or White squad, and when the final whistle blew, the Blue squad squeaked out a 1-point victory. But the score wasn't important. It was camaraderie of the players that shows love and respect for the native American sport.

"It was a great time," said Cape 2011 All-American James Cook. "To have all of the alumni come back and give pointers and a few poke checks to the younger guys, you can't beat it. I'm proud to have played for a school like Cape that has a long tradition of great lacrosse."

"It was great playing with the alumni that you watched growing up and look up to," said Cape junior goalie Grant Gillan. "It was also cool comparing the different stories about the players and coaching staff."

"It's great to get to play with guys from the 2011 team that I played on," said junior attackman Luke Benson. "I never realized how talented the guys were from back in the past until I played against them today. There were a lot of state champions on the field."

After the game the boosters treated the players with lunch, and tales of the old days of Cape lacrosse were shared with the young and upcoming laxers.

 

Cape and Whittier College All-Star Corey Schab winds and shoots and scores with Vikings senior Joey Zeigler playing close defense. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape 2011 player and University of South Carolina student Patrick Buchwald shows what he feels about playing in the annual event. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape 2008 all-state goalie and Lynchburg College All-American Franc Cook gave up his goalie stick to play midfield for the annual Turkey Bowl. Cook is now the head assistant coach at Arcadia University near Philadelphia. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Former Cape player Dom Prestipino, left, plays close defense on Vikings junior Luke Benson. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape 2011 All-American and Lynchburg College goalie James Cook clears the ball from the White team's defensive end. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape junior Todd Keene, left, goes to the goal on 2008 grad Franc Cook. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape 2006 grad Mike Shook was known for creating plays from behind the goal. Here he passes from "X" around senior Connor Brown. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape 2006 grad and Wesleyan University All-Star Bo Pratt, left, plays crease defense on 2011 grad and Stevens Tech attackman Andrew Scrutchfield. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape junior Matt Kane clears the ball from the White team's defensive end. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape 2010 grad and UD Club team member Chris Woodruff shoots and scores on the White team's goal. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape 2011 All-American and Lynchburg College goalie James Cook clears the ball from the White team's defensive end. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape junior goalie Grant Gillan holds the pipe while he looks for a attackman. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Former Cape defender Dom Prestipino holds down the Blue crease. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape 2008 grad and All-State defender Alex Albanese, right, battles for possession with 2006 grad Corey Schab. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Former Cape All-American and UMBC All-Star Joey Cahill controls the ball. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Mike MacCoy defends Cape All-American Joey Cahill. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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