Prep pigskin jamborees start tonight
by SARALYN NORKUS Banner Sports Writer
Aug 15, 2014 | 1849 views | 0 0 comments | 174 174 recommendations | email to a friend | print

With one week left before the 2014 high school football season kicks off, local teams are getting their chance for one final preseason “hoorah.”

Twenty-four different teams will converge at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga tonight and tomorrow night, for the Best of Preps High School Football Jamboree.

The jamboree marks the final preseason scrimmage before the teams turn their full attention to their upcoming Week 0 opponents.

Tonight, Bradley Central and Cleveland High will head down to Chattanooga, while Walker Valley gets their turn on the turf Saturday evening.

The teams will each have 20 minutes to show off what they’ve got, beginning with Tyner vs. Silverdale at 7 tonight.

Following the opening scrimmage, Boyd-Buchanan will take on Sale Creek at 7:30.

Bradley Central’s Bears will get their chance to catch a Hustlin’ Tiger by the toe with their 8 p.m. scrimmage against Howard.

McCallie will battle it out with Signal Mountain at 8:30 p.m.

Cleveland meets Baylor one final time in the preseason, as it will be Blue Raiders vs. Red Raiders at 9 p.m.

Friday comes to a close with McMinn County taking on Red Bank.

The festivities continue Saturday evening, beginning at 7 with a matchup between Grace Baptist Academy and East Ridge.

Directly following at 7:30 will be Notre Dame and Brainerd.

The Walker Valley Mustangs will take on Hixson at 8 p.m., with East Hamilton and Chattanooga Central following at 8:30.

The Ooltewah Owls go toe-to-toe with the Rhea County Golden Eagles at 9, with Soddy-Daisy and Franklin County closing out the jamboree at 9:30 p.m.

Tickets are $8 at the gate.

While 24 local teams will be battling it out in Chattanooga, Polk County will be heading north to Sweetwater to participate in another jamboree.

At 8 p.m., Coach Derrick Davis’ Wildcats will tangle with the Meigs County Tigers, under the direction of new head coach Jason Fitzgerald.