The Grundy County Yellow Jacket football team is gearing up for the annual Sequatchie Valley Jamboree to be played tomorrow night (Friday) at Beene Stadium in South Pittsburg. The jamboree will start at 6 p.m.
Before getting prepped for the jamboree, the Jackets participated in their last scrimmage this past Friday in Chattanooga. They went up against Grace Baptist Academy and Midway High School in a three-way battle. Coach Tate commented on the scrimmage, “It went very well. The defense played well, but we still have a few technique issues that we have to get ironed out. The offense started sloppy, but finished strong.”
Now the Jackets turn their attention to the oldest football jamboree in the state. It’s a chance for the team to play in front of a large crowd to get ready for Friday nights throughout September and October.
Coach Tate gave us his thoughts on the event that gets the season started. “The jamboree is always a good experience for the team. They have been working so hard through the summer and it’s a great reminder of why they play. It’s also a great experience for the younger players who have never been in front of a crowd as large as the Sequatchie Valley Jamboree crowd. We will use it as a final rehearsal before we kick off with Whitwell and try to remain healthy.”
The Jackets get things started by playing Silverdale Baptist Academy in the first quarter. They will play the Lookout Valley Yellow Jackets in the sixth quarter.
1st Quarter: GCHS v. SBA
2nd Quarter: Bledsoe Co. v. Sequatchie Co.
3rd Quarter: South Pittsburg v. Lookout Valley
4th Quarter: Marion Co. v. Whitwell
5th Quarter: Sequatchie Co. v. SBA
6th Quarter: GCHS v. Lookout Valley
7th Quarter: Marion Co. v. Bledsoe Co.
8th Quarter: South Pittsburg v. Whitwell
The Yellow Jackets will play host to Whitwell next Friday as they kick off the 2016 football season at Crisp Field at 7 p.m. It’s hard to believe but football is here. Football fans everywhere know this is the greatest time of the year.