Cougars fired up about the Jamboree
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