Cougars fired up about the Jamboree

Justin Walters

JACKSON, Tenn. - The South Side Football Jamboree is finally here, and Jackson Central Merry High School is thrilled to compete in the jam-packed day.

"We feel good. Everyone from the players to coaches is excited," said head coach Oretheus Taylor. "It's not a regulation game, but we're excited to compete in front of the fans under the bright lights."

JCM kicks off the August 16 competition against University School of Jackson at 7 p.m. Also battling in South Side's Jamboree this year is Liberty, Dyer County, North Side, Trinity and Jackson Christian School.

Although there is technically still a week before the opening week of West Tennessee high school football, the Jamboree is the unofficially date that announces football has arrived.

Listed below is South Side's Football Jamboree Schedule:

Game 1: JCM vs USJ (7 p.m.)

Game 2: Liberty vs Dyer County

Game 3: Trinity vs North Side

Game 4: JCM vs South Side


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