If you want to start a meeting with a rousing recital of the Pledge of Allegiance invite a championship youth football team to lead the audience.

That’s what Mayor Nancy Vaughan discovered at the meeting of the Greensboro City Council on Tuesday, Jan. 8 in the Council Chambers.  If there is a Boy Scout troop or other group of young people in attendance at a City Council meeting, it is a longstanding tradition that the mayor ask them to lead the Pledge of Allegiance to start the meeting.

So Vaughan requested that the Warnersville Recreation Center Wolverines aka Team Greensboro youth football team lead the pledge and they led it with gusto and volume.

Both the 7-9 year old and the 10-12 year old Warnersville teams were chosen to represent the city as Team Greensboro in the Triad Turkey Bowl against teams from Thomasville, High Point and Davidson County.  Both teams made it into the championship games in their divisions.

The 7-9 year old Wolverines playing as Team Greensboro lost in the final game.  However, the 10-12 year old Team Greensboro not only won the Triad Turkey Bowl Championship, but they won it with gusto.  In the championship game against High Point, Team Greensboro shut out the Furniture City team and held them to a minus 71 yards in total offense.  Team Greensboro won 27-0.

The Team Greensboro players and coaches were at the City Council meeting to be recognized for their achievements and also to start the meeting off right with the Pledge of Allegiance which turned out to be the high point of the meeting.