Colonial Bowl Goes Off Without a Hitch Despite Poor Weather

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The helmet of a player rests on the turf at the Warhill Sports Complex. (Ty Hodges/WYDaily)

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Steady rainfall and wet fields did not stop the Williamsburg Hornets from holding its annual Colonial Bowl on Saturday morning.

The Colonial Bowl is a yearly event where the two Williamsburg Hornets teams — green and gold — square off against one another.

This year's Colonial Bowl was the last game of the regular season for both teams.

Despite less-than-stellar weather conditions that prompted the Colonial Bowl to be moved from James River Elementary School to the artificial turf fields at the Warhill Sports Complex, hundreds of proud parents and supporters came out to cheer on the aspiring football players and cheerleaders.

The youngest age group — the mites — kicked off shortly after 9:30 a.m., while the next age group up — the mighty mites — started just after 11 a.m. The last game to be played was the oldest age group — the midgets — that started around 12:30 p.m.

And while each age group punted, passed and ran their way down the field, supportive parents lined the fences surrounding the field to cheer on the players.

By the end of the day, one thing was clear — the Colonial Bowl's success was not hinging on winners and losers, but rather how much fun the players were having in the process.

Judging from the abundance of smiles on the players' faces Saturday, the event was a rousing success.

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