Wednesday, November 21, 2012
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 pre-playoff days. 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.
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