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Andrean Dome Diaries: John Kemkewicz and Adam Kopil

2013-11-28T19:00:00Z 2014-06-24T21:07:26Z Andrean Dome Diaries: John Kemkewicz and Adam Kopil nwitimes.com
November 28, 2013 7:00 pm  • 

Nothing trivial about this pursuit

By Adam Kopil

Andrean senior offensive lineman

We had our last pasta night on Wednesday so I wasn't very hungry on Thanksgiving. I only had one plate which isn't usual. The best thing I had was the mashed potatoes. In the past my brother and I made them. But since I had practice my mom and brother made them. I make pretty good mashed potatoes, but my mom's are better. She has more experience. I've avoided the pumpkin pie so far, but before the day is done I might fall to the temptation. I didn't watch much NFL football because I was too tired. We usually have an intense Trivial Pursuit game, it's a family tradition. Girls against guys. The guys win the most but the last couple didn't have a winner because we had big arguments. Practice went well. It was the seniors' last practice together. Ever. There was a lot of energy. I believe we're ready to go.

The Turkey Bowl

By John Zemkewicz

Andrean senior offensive lineman

Most of my life I've played football on Thanksgiving with a few guys on the team. We called it the Turkey Bowl. Alex Khadivar. Cam Bosak. Matt O'Brien. Luke Page. It was always a fun thing to do. It's a tradition. But it was much better practicing for a state championship on this Thanksgiving. We were at the Crown Point Dome. When we were younger we played tackle. Then, our dads started playing with us so we started playing touch. We got bigger and we didn't want anyone to get hurt. We had film at Andrean at 9:30 a.m. We practiced at the Dome from 11 a.m. To 1:30 p.m. I went home for dinner. I didn't eat that much. I'm hungrier for a state championship.

— As told to Times sports writer Steve Hanlon

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