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      A rich tradition continues strong

      Before kickoff all five different fields turned to the American Flag for the National Anthem

      For the last five decades their has been a tradition in Southwest Georgia that continues strong today and some people call it the pee-wee super bowl, others call it the Thanksgiving Bowl. Last week kicked off the 51st annual Thanksgiving bowl.

      Craig Sowell, "This tradition has been going on so long that some of the coaches, who played now have their grand kids out on the field."

      None of this could have been possible without the Tift County Recreation Department, along with the local community. Everyone worked together by turning in two soccer fields in football fields and totaling out five different playing fields. The Friendly City Park Complex played host to 77 different teams with ages ranging from 7 to 12 years old.

      Athletes from all over Southwest Georgia gathered for the single elimination tournament, and all for a chance at a state title that will be held in Atlanta during December.