For Lewisville resident John Kelemen, the Oil Bowl Football Classic is more than just a football game.
"My grand son just graduated from Pastboro High School and was selected to play, and he was in the top 10 students and he was selected to play," Kelemen said.
It's about family. And whether for family, or just to enjoy a good football game, visitors packed local hotels, like the Courtyard Marriott, for the annual game.
"We are at full capacity right now, we're sold out for the next three days and brought a lot of business in to the city itself," Courtyard Marriot supervisor Robert Parmer said.
The Oil Bowl is something that boosts business for Parmer every year.
"For local businesses its a draw, everybody comes in from surrounding states so it's one of the big things," Parmer said.
While local businesses benefit from the increase in business this weekend, visitors like Kelemen are enjoying the memories and precious time with their loved ones.
"I know he's an adult and he's going to have a good life," Kelemen said.
Kelemen's grandson played for the east team tonight as an offensive lineman.
He will be attending East Central University in Oklahoma in the fall.
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