Lacrosse Turkey Bowl brings back alumni

Former Cape stars and present-day lacrosse players heated up the turf for the annual Turkey Bowl lacrosse game. BY DAN COOK
November 26, 2012

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.