Grant D. Morse Mustang Bowl next week

mustang-bowl-HZTFifth and sixth grade students at Grant D. Morse Elementary School are eagerly preparing for the annual touch-football extravaganza, the Mustang Bowl. Mustang Bowl XII is set for Wednesday, Oct. 14.

The event officially began in 2004 and has grown into a festival of football, food, music and celebration of Morse School spirit. In addition to the game, this year’s Mustang Bowl will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Morse School with special guests, presentations and surprises.

Mustang Bowl is a learning activity designed to provide children with the skills necessary to thrive in society. The entire fifth and sixth grade class participate either as players, cheer team or staff and there is very little adult influence once the event begins. The students are able to demonstrate problem-solving and collaboration within the high-stakes, high profile game. Not only is teamwork and sportsmanship fostered, but preparation, responsibility and learning selflessness on behalf of a greater good. It also nurtures a community spirit in a manner which highlights the talents and abilities of elementary-aged students.


This is free event open to the public sponsored exclusively by the generosity of local businesses and individuals. Concessions and souvenirs will be available for purchase. Post-game entertainment includes a return of Hilby the Skinny German Juggler and live music from Morse alumni. Parking is extremely limited, carpooling is encouraged. Fans are able to bring lawn chairs, but coolers, beverages and food are prohibited. Pregame festivities begin at 1:30 p.m.