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Family, friends gather to watch 'Joyer' Bowl

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Friends of Kam and Hunter Joyer had lots to cheer for Wednesday night.

"They're kind of hometown heroes. We've always known that everyone that knows them loves them, and it's awesome they've gone so far so we can support their success. They earned it," said Brittany Troast, who went to high school with the Joyers.

The two brothers from Wesley Chapel were on opposing teams facing off in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. Kam plays for the Cardinals, Hunter for the Gators. It's a sibling rivalry on a grand stage, so many are calling it the Joyer Bowl.

"It is hard to pick a side because I cheered for both brothers," said high school friend Lacey Varga.

"I do want Hunter to win, but I love Kam just the same," Troast said.

Friends and fans packed the local Beef O' Bradys to see how it all shook out. It is the same place these guys would eat after a Friday football game back in high school.

"Pretty big eaters, pretty big boys," said owner Gary Bailey.

Besides the game, which Louisville won, the watch party is also serving as a fundraiser for Aaron Klingebiel, a little boy battling a malignant brain tumor. Proceeds from the party will benefit him and his family.

"Wesley Chapel has been very good to us, and we try to help when we can," Bailey said.

Lots to celebrate in Pasco County, and much of it thanks to the hard work and skill of two brothers, one in white the other in blue.

"We know they love each other. This is fun for them," Troast said.

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