WASHINGTON (WUSA9) --"I remember it like it was yesterday," said Mike Anderson looking around the empty football stadium at Howard University.
It's the first time he has been back on the field at Willie Greene Stadium since the 1993 Turkey Bowl.
"We knew we were just destined to be here on Thanksgiving Day again that was just Anacostia tradition," said Anderson.
It was a tradition of domination. In a 10-year stretch between 1988 and 1997, the Indians played in nine city championships. 1993 began like so many others, with the focus on football, but it would quickly become like none other.
"My gunshot wound was so close to my heart as you can see it was only 5 inches from my heart so it would've blown my whole heart out," said Robert Smith.
Smith was one of three Anacostia football players shot before the season even began.