715th MI seniors beat juniors in Turkey Bowl

| November 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

2nd Lt. Ernest Chamblee (right), 715th Military Intelligence Battalion, 500th MI Brigade, evades a defender during the battalion’s 3rd annual Turkey Bowl at Leaders Field, Nov. 21.

Story and photo by
Staff Sgt. David Padilla
500th Military Intelligence Brigade Public Affairs

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Football has been a Thanksgiving holiday tradition since 1934, when the NFL’s Portsmouth Spartans, currently known as the Detroit Lions, played their first Thanksgiving Day football game.

To continue this American tradition, Soldiers in the 715th Military Intelligence Battalion, 500th MI Brigade, played to win and for esprit de corps during the battalion’s 3rd Annual Turkey Bowl, at Leaders Field, here, Nov. 21.

“We wanted to give the Soldiers an opportunity to play football and to build camaraderie and teamwork,” said Capt Tiffany Stillwell, commander, Company C, 715th MI Bn., 500th MI Bde.

A team of junior enlisted Soldiers squared off against a team of senior enlisted Soldiers and officers.

From turnovers to interceptions, the scoreboard remained zero for the majority of the first half up until the seniors scored their first touchdown.

Spectators, comprised of battalion Soldiers and family members, cheered and rooted for their preferred team.

At the end of regulation time, the senior team was victorious with a score of 26-13.

In the end, 715th MI Bn. Soldiers played a great game while reinforcing unit cohesion.

“Thanksgiving is a time of food, friends and football,” Stillwell said.

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