PHOTOS BY ANDREW COLLIGNON
Boys and men from age 5 up spent much of Saturday enjoying their own “big game” weekend, with more than 1,000 showing up for an all-day schedule of 6 on 6 backyard-style flag football games.
It was the 12th Annual Fathers and Sons Bowl, an event designed more to tighten the bonds among families than to develop football talent.
And despite chilly temperatures, the smiles on Lasko Field off south Columbia Avenue in Franklin told the story of the event’s success.
The popularity is unquestioned. The event sells out, so organizers set another Fathers and Sons bowl for Saturday, Feb. 10, at Osburn Park in Nolensville.
In addition to football there are pre-game rallies, food, Skill Zone competitions and a DJ for music.