EASLEY – For more than five decades an annual tradition has brought the community together each November to celebrate youth football.
“The Kids Bowl means a great deal to the City of Easley and we are looking forward to many more,” said Gregg Powell, director of Easley Recreation. “Mayor Bagwell was in the inaugural game in 1957 and that is a great thing to mention and look back on.”
Powell said this year’s event was the biggest one to date.
“We had the biggest one ever this year,” he said. “This was the first year we had four divisions. When it was first started in 1957, it was only for fourth through sixth graders and the Easley High School booster club ran that program until 1980 when it was turned over to the city’s park and recreation the following year.”
The final score for the 6 and under game ended in a draw with both the Green and White teams scoring 20 points. Xaden Stokes was the MVP.
The final score of the 8 and under game was the Green Team 22 and the White Team 0. Adrian Brown was the MVP.
The final score of the 10 and under game was the Green Team 26 and the White Team 8. Kiundre Hunter was the MVP.
The final score of the 12 and under game was the White Team 8 and the Green Team 6. Cameron Moore was the MVP.
The cheerleading queens were Alexa Dawkins (peanuts queen) for 6 and under, Kayley Gaddis (green) for 8 and under, Kylie Linn (white) for 8 and under, Breeanna Sewell (green) for 10 and under, Caroline Lecroy (white) for 10 and under, Katelyn Perry (green) for 12 and under, and Kathryn Trammell (white) for 12 and under.