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Louisville football tradition continues in Shawnee Park

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- It's a football tradition in Shawnee Park that dates back to the 1950s, as the annual Juice Bowl Games were held Thursday.

Eight teams competed in four games.  Four of those were youth teams for those aged ten to 14, and two female teams also competed in tag football, which was a first for the event.

There was also a game featuring former college players competing against players from Derby City Thunder, a local football and sports club.

Juice Bowl Committee President Gregory Taylor explains, "I used to come here as a kid and watch the games. These kids play their heart out here for their parents, and we're here to make sure that keeps going on."

Plenty of food was also on hand in case playing -- or watching -- football worked up an appetite.

There was also a food drive for Christmas baskets, and people were encouraged to bring non-perishable foods.

Anyone who didn't donate food at Thursday's event can drop it off at Cole's Place at 2928 West Kentucky Street.

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