The Chase Collegiate 2017 Turkey Bowl took on a new role this year as every Chase kid, teacher and staff member was able to join in the festivities. The Turkey Bowl, which pins the grades of the Upper School against each other in a tournament-style flag football game, brought the whole community together for an end of fall celebration. While Upper Schoolers battled it out on the field, students in the Middle and Lower Schools gathered at Linky’s Place to roast marshmallows for s’mores, sip on cocoa and to cheer on the players.
Earlier in the week, representatives from each class in the Upper School spoke at Middle and Lower School lunches to convince their younger schoolmates to wear the color that corresponded to their class; Freshman wore orange, Sophomores wore red, Juniors took blue and the Seniors chose to wear Highlander Green.While the Seniors took home the final victory on the field, the Sophomore class appeared to have won the color war, with large portions of the lower school choosing to wear red.
Overall, the 2017 Turkey Bowl was a huge success for our on-campus community who truly enjoyed coming together to kick off the start of the holiday season. Images from that day call to mind the many photos of McTernan football players strewn throughout St. Margaret’s Hall and the McTernan Centennial Library, proving that although we may no longer have a team, football has long served as a way to bring students together on campus.