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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

50 years of tasty Turkey Day Game memories and my love of prep football

This program is from the 1959 Thanksgiving Day championship game, which the author's older brother saw. It was held back when the top Seattle high-school team would play a top team from another part of the state, with the winner often being crowned state champ in those days before the playoffs. Garfield beat Clover Park 13-7 in 1959, capping a decade in which the Bulldogs won three Turkey Day games and tied another. Beginning in 1960, the game would feature the division champs in the newly formed Metro League.