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The Great Turkey Shootout 7 Football Tournament




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  • Welcome to the new home of the The Great Turkey Shootout Tournament
  • This page is currently under construction. Please check back as new information will be added soon.
  • It's back the annual Thanksgiving weekend tournament which has been played in snow rain and cold weather is back but indoors.
  • 7 on 7 all players live flag football tournament.
  • 15 player roster limit..
Countdown to Thanksgiving weekend
(Nov 30/15)
Posted Apr 25/17 - New Format

The 2017 tournament features a faster game all preliminary games will consist of 20 minutes on a indoor 50 yards playing field, and the team limit is now 12, and roster limits are 15 per team .

The only game longer will be the championship game it will have two 20 minute halves ,this change should give lessor talented teams the opportunity to knockoff a more talented team if they are not clicking as a unit, this gives every team a chance to get to the championship game which is why they signup .

Also rules are adjusted whereas the receivers will be allowed to motion towards the line of scrimmage, similar to indoor football this will open up the scoring opportunities.

More information shortly about signup dates and location and media day leading up to tournament.

Posted Oct 14/12 - One player profile

Lawrence (Hollywood) Lynch one of the most exiciting players to ever play at the semi pro level in DFW he is legendary in the full contact game and once was the most dominating offensive player in the game ,just some background on him in the mid to late 80's teams of the then TFL would battle to sign him to their roster.

He played for the Cowtown Cowboys who at the time was the team to beat in the TFL he was capable of scoring from anywhere on the field which was why teams wanted his services, he played flanker and would spend his off season playing flag football and was a member of the Fort Worth Vikings,and won MVP honors of the Turkey Shootout in the Vikings first tournament run he caught 6 touchdowns and had to be double covered, which was a mistake by every team they faced because the Vikings had other players who were just as good.

He played contact football well into his 40's and could still get to the end zone,he is an in the public school system today.

Posted Oct 12/12 - Tournament Information

Click on (Handouts) to get information on signing your team up....

Blocking allowed,No stiff arm,No below the waist blocking,Two 20 minute halves running game clock,No defensive pass rush, Quarterback has 3 seconds to pass the ball or considered a sack, Can play zone or combination of coverages on defense. automatic 7 points for touchdown unless attempting 2 point conversion,Each team allowed 2 timeouts per half.

Rules of the shootout are simple we want a fast paced action filled game with the possibility of the best team not being able to win the game giving every team a possibilty of winning the tournament if they play as a team .

All past champions share one common bond they were able to win as a team....


Posted Oct 11/12 - Team sign up starting for Turkey Shootout 10

Team sign up start october 20th and will end november 20th cost for entering the tournament will be $300.00 per team cash or money order only.

 P.O.Box 26781 Benbrook, Texas Or call 866-206-9073x4399

Posted Oct 10/12 - Past Tournament Champions

1992,93,94 Champions Fort Worth Vikings

1995, Champions Themboys

1996,Champions Themboys

1997, Roderic and the boys

1998, We ball

2000, Alvarado Allstars

2001,Alvarado Allstars

The Fort Worth Vikings set the standard they went unbeaten in tournament play until being defeated by Themboys who battled the Vikings in all 3 of the Vikings championship runs in 92,93,94 tournaments.

In 1995 themboys finally had enough talent to get past the Vikings and won the championship game by 6 points in a defensive battle.

These games were played outdoors in the elements which sometimes included light rain, ice on the fields and of course being Thanksgiving weekend you never knew what the weather would be but cold was always part of the tournament,The tournament was shut down after the 2001 tournament it was started as a way to help offset operating cost of the Lincolnshire Starz youth football program which only charged $20.00 to players to be on the team.

The Great Turkey Shootout became a success drawing teams from Waco, Lake Whitney and surrounding DFW areas as stated the weather would always be cold and wet and even ice ,but a full roster of teams would make the drive and do battle in the one day double elimination tournament held in Crowley,Texas at the time.

After hearing of the Vikings dominating play teams would sign up to get their shot at the champions only to find out the Vikings were a lot more than talk,they had a quick strike offense and defense that took no prisoners, because of the mercy rule they once beat a team 54-0 in the first 20 minutes of play.


Most points ever scored in the championship game was put up by the Alvarado Allstars who scored 100 in a blowout win vs Springtown  in 2001. 

Themboys who were a good team also won back to back tournaments were knocked off by up start Roderic and the boys in 97 being defeated by 24 points ending the reign of the Vikings and Themboys over the tournament .

Roderic and the boys featured Roderic Boatman at the quarterback and no team in the tournament had an answer to contain his play which was why the Vikings were so successful the quarterback of both teams was more than other teams could defend,both the Vikings quarterback and Roderic won tournament offensive MVP honors,Roderic and the boys did not return to defend the tournament title in 98 and We ball won the tournament sweeping all comers.

2012 returns the tournament but indoors and 7 on 7 this brief history of the teams will lead into some of the storylines of the players who made the tournament one of the best to ever take place in the DFW area. 

Welcome to the The Great Turkey Shootout flag football Tournament 


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