Football players host first annual “Topper Bowl”

By Kelsie Hoitomt

GLENWOOD CITY – The first annual “Topper Bowl” took place on the new football field with the high school team playing against the three Blue Thunder divisions last Thursday night.

This idea was presented to the Blue Thunder committee by football head coach Shane Strong as a way to get the younger kids more playing experience with the older athletes they idolize.

 However, the main objective was to have fun and create an event that will hopefully continue for years to come.

And fun was definitely had by all who attended the evening of football with cheerleaders on the track and parents cheering in the bleachers.

The high school players did a great job with the younger kids as they toppled over as they were tackled by the 40 pound little players in helmets and pads.

The Blue Thunder were able to sprint with their little legs down the field for a few touchdowns while the big boys attempted to “tackle” them; it was entertaining to say the least.

The evening ended with hot dogs, chips and brownies available for everyone, which was a big hit, according to the Blue Thunder committee.