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PHOTOS: Turkey Bowl XVIII

  • Drew Guay pushes past Mike Brodeur, center right, and the defense during the second half of the Turkey Bowl XVIII on November 24, 2012 at White Park. The game that is a friendly tradition sometimes only ends after an injury. This year, the players' caution allowed most of them to go unscathed. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Drew Guay pushes past Mike Brodeur, center right, and the defense during the second half of the Turkey Bowl XVIII on November 24, 2012 at White Park. The game that is a friendly tradition sometimes only ends after an injury. This year, the players' caution allowed most of them to go unscathed.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • JD Leonard. Since their first game 18 years ago, Drew Guay and Mike Brodeur have helped to keep the Saturday after Thanksgiving a day to play football with their friends. "This is the one day a year I get to see most of these guys," Guay said. The group of about 20 men gather at White Park, rain, snow or sunshine, and play a game of tackle football. They nickname for this game is the "Turkey Bowl." As they gathered for their group picture at the end of two-and-a-half hours of play, they ran over to pose near the rocks that line White Park's field. "We have to take it over there," said JD Leonard, one of the players. "Just like always."<br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    JD Leonard. Since their first game 18 years ago, Drew Guay and Mike Brodeur have helped to keep the Saturday after Thanksgiving a day to play football with their friends. "This is the one day a year I get to see most of these guys," Guay said. The group of about 20 men gather at White Park, rain, snow or sunshine, and play a game of tackle football. They nickname for this game is the "Turkey Bowl." As they gathered for their group picture at the end of two-and-a-half hours of play, they ran over to pose near the rocks that line White Park's field. "We have to take it over there," said JD Leonard, one of the players. "Just like always."

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • Pete LaFontaine carries a ball during the first half of the Turkey Bowl XVIII on November 24, 2012 at White Park in Concord. Since their first game 18 years ago, Drew Guay and Mike Brodeur have helped to keep the Saturday after Thanksgiving a day to play football with their friends. "This is the one day a year I get to see most of these guys," Guay said. The group of about 20 men gather at White Park, rain, snow or sunshine, and play a game of tackle football. They nickname for this game is the "Turkey Bowl." As they gathered for their group picture at the end of two-and-a-half hours of play, they ran over to pose near the rocks that line White Park's field. "We have to take it over there," said JD Leonard, one of the players. "Just like always."<br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Pete LaFontaine carries a ball during the first half of the Turkey Bowl XVIII on November 24, 2012 at White Park in Concord. Since their first game 18 years ago, Drew Guay and Mike Brodeur have helped to keep the Saturday after Thanksgiving a day to play football with their friends. "This is the one day a year I get to see most of these guys," Guay said. The group of about 20 men gather at White Park, rain, snow or sunshine, and play a game of tackle football. They nickname for this game is the "Turkey Bowl." As they gathered for their group picture at the end of two-and-a-half hours of play, they ran over to pose near the rocks that line White Park's field. "We have to take it over there," said JD Leonard, one of the players. "Just like always."

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • Mick Landrigan leans in to give his daughter Madelyn, 3, a hug after she ran onto the field to say goodbye during the Turkey Bowl XVIII on November 24, 2012 at White Park. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Mick Landrigan leans in to give his daughter Madelyn, 3, a hug after she ran onto the field to say goodbye during the Turkey Bowl XVIII on November 24, 2012 at White Park.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • The sun peeks out while Greg Masters walks along the sidelines while taking a break from the play. Since their first game 18 years ago, Drew Guay and Mike Brodeur have helped to keep the Saturday after Thanksgiving a day to play football with their friends. "This is the one day a year I get to see most of these guys," Guay said. The group of about 20 men gather at White Park, rain, snow or sunshine, and play a game of tackle football. They nickname for this game is the "Turkey Bowl." As they gathered for their group picture at the end of two-and-a-half hours of play, they ran over to pose near the rocks that line White Park's field. "We have to take it over there," said JD Leonard, one of the players. "Just like always."<br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    The sun peeks out while Greg Masters walks along the sidelines while taking a break from the play. Since their first game 18 years ago, Drew Guay and Mike Brodeur have helped to keep the Saturday after Thanksgiving a day to play football with their friends. "This is the one day a year I get to see most of these guys," Guay said. The group of about 20 men gather at White Park, rain, snow or sunshine, and play a game of tackle football. They nickname for this game is the "Turkey Bowl." As they gathered for their group picture at the end of two-and-a-half hours of play, they ran over to pose near the rocks that line White Park's field. "We have to take it over there," said JD Leonard, one of the players. "Just like always."

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • Eric Kidder pulls away from the grasp of Mick Landrigan while playing in the Turkey Bowl XVIII on November 24, 2012. Most of the players in the game are 2001 graduates of Concord High School that have moved away since. The game has been a constant in their lives and is a tradition that many schedule their time around. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Eric Kidder pulls away from the grasp of Mick Landrigan while playing in the Turkey Bowl XVIII on November 24, 2012. Most of the players in the game are 2001 graduates of Concord High School that have moved away since. The game has been a constant in their lives and is a tradition that many schedule their time around.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • Since their first game 18 years ago, Drew Guay and Mike Brodeur have helped to keep the Saturday after Thanksgiving a day to play football with their friends. "This is the one day a year I get to see most of these guys," Guay said. The group of about 20 men gather at White Park, rain, snow or sunshine, and play a game of tackle football. They nickname for this game is the "Turkey Bowl." As they gathered for their group picture at the end of two-and-a-half hours of play, they ran over to pose near the rocks that line White Park's field. "We have to take it over there," said JD Leonard, one of the players. "Just like always."<br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Since their first game 18 years ago, Drew Guay and Mike Brodeur have helped to keep the Saturday after Thanksgiving a day to play football with their friends. "This is the one day a year I get to see most of these guys," Guay said. The group of about 20 men gather at White Park, rain, snow or sunshine, and play a game of tackle football. They nickname for this game is the "Turkey Bowl." As they gathered for their group picture at the end of two-and-a-half hours of play, they ran over to pose near the rocks that line White Park's field. "We have to take it over there," said JD Leonard, one of the players. "Just like always."

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • After catching the ball. Since their first game 18 years ago, Drew Guay and Mike Brodeur have helped to keep the Saturday after Thanksgiving a day to play football with their friends. "This is the one day a year I get to see most of these guys," Guay said. The group of about 20 men gather at White Park, rain, snow or sunshine, and play a game of tackle football. They nickname for this game is the "Turkey Bowl." As they gathered for their group picture at the end of two-and-a-half hours of play, they ran over to pose near the rocks that line White Park's field. "We have to take it over there," said JD Leonard, one of the players. "Just like always."<br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    After catching the ball. Since their first game 18 years ago, Drew Guay and Mike Brodeur have helped to keep the Saturday after Thanksgiving a day to play football with their friends. "This is the one day a year I get to see most of these guys," Guay said. The group of about 20 men gather at White Park, rain, snow or sunshine, and play a game of tackle football. They nickname for this game is the "Turkey Bowl." As they gathered for their group picture at the end of two-and-a-half hours of play, they ran over to pose near the rocks that line White Park's field. "We have to take it over there," said JD Leonard, one of the players. "Just like always."

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • Pete LaFontaine holds on to a sore spot while walking off the field at the end of the Turkey Bowl XVIII on November 24, 2012 at White Park. While the tradition has remained mostly the same, the running joke between plays of the game used the players' changing tolerance the pains that come with tackle football. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Pete LaFontaine holds on to a sore spot while walking off the field at the end of the Turkey Bowl XVIII on November 24, 2012 at White Park. While the tradition has remained mostly the same, the running joke between plays of the game used the players' changing tolerance the pains that come with tackle football.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • Since their first game 18 years ago, Drew Guay and Mike Brodeur have helped to keep the Saturday after Thanksgiving a day to play football with their friends. "This is the one day a year I get to see most of these guys," Guay said. The group of about 20 men gather at White Park, rain, snow or sunshine, and play a game of tackle football. They nickname for this game is the "Turkey Bowl." As they gathered for their group picture at the end of two-and-a-half hours of play, they ran over to pose near the rocks that line White Park's field. "We have to take it over there," said JD Leonard, one of the players. "Just like always."<br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Since their first game 18 years ago, Drew Guay and Mike Brodeur have helped to keep the Saturday after Thanksgiving a day to play football with their friends. "This is the one day a year I get to see most of these guys," Guay said. The group of about 20 men gather at White Park, rain, snow or sunshine, and play a game of tackle football. They nickname for this game is the "Turkey Bowl." As they gathered for their group picture at the end of two-and-a-half hours of play, they ran over to pose near the rocks that line White Park's field. "We have to take it over there," said JD Leonard, one of the players. "Just like always."

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • Since their first game 18 years ago, Drew Guay and Mike Brodeur have helped to keep the Saturday after Thanksgiving a day to play football with their friends. "This is the one day a year I get to see most of these guys," Guay said. The group of about 20 men gather at White Park, rain, snow or sunshine, and play a game of tackle football. They nickname for this game is the "Turkey Bowl." As they gathered for their group picture at the end of two-and-a-half hours of play, they ran over to pose near the rocks that line White Park's field. "We have to take it over there," said JD Leonard, one of the players. "Just like always."<br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Since their first game 18 years ago, Drew Guay and Mike Brodeur have helped to keep the Saturday after Thanksgiving a day to play football with their friends. "This is the one day a year I get to see most of these guys," Guay said. The group of about 20 men gather at White Park, rain, snow or sunshine, and play a game of tackle football. They nickname for this game is the "Turkey Bowl." As they gathered for their group picture at the end of two-and-a-half hours of play, they ran over to pose near the rocks that line White Park's field. "We have to take it over there," said JD Leonard, one of the players. "Just like always."

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff) Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra »

  • Drew Guay pushes past Mike Brodeur, center right, and the defense during the second half of the Turkey Bowl XVIII on November 24, 2012 at White Park. The game that is a friendly tradition sometimes only ends after an injury. This year, the players' caution allowed most of them to go unscathed. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • JD Leonard. Since their first game 18 years ago, Drew Guay and Mike Brodeur have helped to keep the Saturday after Thanksgiving a day to play football with their friends. "This is the one day a year I get to see most of these guys," Guay said. The group of about 20 men gather at White Park, rain, snow or sunshine, and play a game of tackle football. They nickname for this game is the "Turkey Bowl." As they gathered for their group picture at the end of two-and-a-half hours of play, they ran over to pose near the rocks that line White Park's field. "We have to take it over there," said JD Leonard, one of the players. "Just like always."<br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Pete LaFontaine carries a ball during the first half of the Turkey Bowl XVIII on November 24, 2012 at White Park in Concord. Since their first game 18 years ago, Drew Guay and Mike Brodeur have helped to keep the Saturday after Thanksgiving a day to play football with their friends. "This is the one day a year I get to see most of these guys," Guay said. The group of about 20 men gather at White Park, rain, snow or sunshine, and play a game of tackle football. They nickname for this game is the "Turkey Bowl." As they gathered for their group picture at the end of two-and-a-half hours of play, they ran over to pose near the rocks that line White Park's field. "We have to take it over there," said JD Leonard, one of the players. "Just like always."<br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Mick Landrigan leans in to give his daughter Madelyn, 3, a hug after she ran onto the field to say goodbye during the Turkey Bowl XVIII on November 24, 2012 at White Park. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • The sun peeks out while Greg Masters walks along the sidelines while taking a break from the play. Since their first game 18 years ago, Drew Guay and Mike Brodeur have helped to keep the Saturday after Thanksgiving a day to play football with their friends. "This is the one day a year I get to see most of these guys," Guay said. The group of about 20 men gather at White Park, rain, snow or sunshine, and play a game of tackle football. They nickname for this game is the "Turkey Bowl." As they gathered for their group picture at the end of two-and-a-half hours of play, they ran over to pose near the rocks that line White Park's field. "We have to take it over there," said JD Leonard, one of the players. "Just like always."<br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Eric Kidder pulls away from the grasp of Mick Landrigan while playing in the Turkey Bowl XVIII on November 24, 2012. Most of the players in the game are 2001 graduates of Concord High School that have moved away since. The game has been a constant in their lives and is a tradition that many schedule their time around. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Since their first game 18 years ago, Drew Guay and Mike Brodeur have helped to keep the Saturday after Thanksgiving a day to play football with their friends. "This is the one day a year I get to see most of these guys," Guay said. The group of about 20 men gather at White Park, rain, snow or sunshine, and play a game of tackle football. They nickname for this game is the "Turkey Bowl." As they gathered for their group picture at the end of two-and-a-half hours of play, they ran over to pose near the rocks that line White Park's field. "We have to take it over there," said JD Leonard, one of the players. "Just like always."<br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • After catching the ball. Since their first game 18 years ago, Drew Guay and Mike Brodeur have helped to keep the Saturday after Thanksgiving a day to play football with their friends. "This is the one day a year I get to see most of these guys," Guay said. The group of about 20 men gather at White Park, rain, snow or sunshine, and play a game of tackle football. They nickname for this game is the "Turkey Bowl." As they gathered for their group picture at the end of two-and-a-half hours of play, they ran over to pose near the rocks that line White Park's field. "We have to take it over there," said JD Leonard, one of the players. "Just like always."<br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Pete LaFontaine holds on to a sore spot while walking off the field at the end of the Turkey Bowl XVIII on November 24, 2012 at White Park. While the tradition has remained mostly the same, the running joke between plays of the game used the players' changing tolerance the pains that come with tackle football. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Since their first game 18 years ago, Drew Guay and Mike Brodeur have helped to keep the Saturday after Thanksgiving a day to play football with their friends. "This is the one day a year I get to see most of these guys," Guay said. The group of about 20 men gather at White Park, rain, snow or sunshine, and play a game of tackle football. They nickname for this game is the "Turkey Bowl." As they gathered for their group picture at the end of two-and-a-half hours of play, they ran over to pose near the rocks that line White Park's field. "We have to take it over there," said JD Leonard, one of the players. "Just like always."<br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Since their first game 18 years ago, Drew Guay and Mike Brodeur have helped to keep the Saturday after Thanksgiving a day to play football with their friends. "This is the one day a year I get to see most of these guys," Guay said. The group of about 20 men gather at White Park, rain, snow or sunshine, and play a game of tackle football. They nickname for this game is the "Turkey Bowl." As they gathered for their group picture at the end of two-and-a-half hours of play, they ran over to pose near the rocks that line White Park's field. "We have to take it over there," said JD Leonard, one of the players. "Just like always."<br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

Since their first game 18 years ago, Drew Guay and Mike Brodeur have helped keep the Saturday after Thanksgiving a day to play football with their friends. “This is the one day a year I get to see most of these guys,” Guay said yesterday. The group of about 20 men gather at Concord’s White Park – rain, snow or sunshine – and play a game of tackle football, known as the “Turkey Bowl.” As they gathered for a group picture after two-and-a-half hours of play, they ran over to pose near the rocks that line White Park’s field. “We have to take it over there,” said JD Leonard, one of the players. “Just like always.”

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