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It was a bitterly cold day that greeted fans hoping to see Hawaii, Kansas and Ohio State in Tom Bowl XIX. A frozen gate at Frank A. Schafer may have kept the three teams from making it into the stadium for kick off and almost kept the fans out as well. The frozen condition of the field led to the theory that the three teams had appeared, played and left without leaving any tracks after entering the field from another entrance but their was little evidence to back this possibility. One of the newest Beal City attractions, Lenny the Chihuahua, attended the game and was quite shivery. The extreme cold, scheduling conflicts and other factors led to the smallest crowd in recent Tom Bowl history. Attendance: Eight people, one dog.

The frozen entrance gate to Frank A. Schafer Field

The Tom Bowl President working to get the gate open

Fans waiting outside the stadium before the game, possibly being entertained by Lenny the Chihuahua

The ice covered playing surface at Frank A. Schafer Field. Could the ice have masked the footprints of the three teams?

Tom Bowl XIX was dedicated

to Tom Bowl Hall of Famer
Molly who left us 9/25/07

"She was a good dog."



Who you would have seen at Tom Bowl XIX

QB - Colt Brennan

DB - Aqib Talib

LB - James Laurinaitis

WR - Davone Bess

OL - Anthony Collins

LB - Vernon Gholston

OLB -Solomon Elimimian

QB- Todd Reesing

DB - Malcolm Jenkins

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