Cookeville Prepares to Welcome 18 High School Football Teams to Tucker Stadium
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – State championship titles are at stake with 18 Tennessee high school football teams set to compete at the 2017 BlueCross Bowl today through Dec. 2 at Tennessee Tech’s Tucker Stadium in Cookeville.
The entire community comes together each year to host the games, an event that has made Cookeville-Putnam County home since 2009 and will remain for another four years. An extension was granted to continue hosting privileges as local representatives from Tennessee Tech, city, county, chamber and visitors’ bureau presented to the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association Board of Control in January 2017.
An estimated 30,000 to 40,000 fans will visit the city of Cookeville and the Tennessee Tech campus to enjoy that experience. For most of these students, it’s a once in a lifetime experience, and everyone in Cookeville and at Tennessee Tech work together to produce a first-class event for them.
Championship games are set as follows:
(All game times are CT).
11 a.m. Division I, Class 1A - Greenback (12-1) vs. Cornersville (13-1)
3 p.m. Division I, Class 3A - Alcoa (12-2) vs. Covington (13-1)
7 p.m. Division I, Class 5A - Knoxville Catholic (11-3) vs. Beech (14-0)
11 a.m. Division I, Class 2A - Tyner (12-2) vs. Union City (12-2)
3 p.m. Division I, Class 4A - Greeneville (14-0) vs. Springfield (11-3)
7 p.m. Division I, Class 6A - Maryville (13-1) vs. Cane Ridge (13-1)
11 a.m. Division II, Class 1A - Friendship Christian (12-0) vs. DCA (9-3)
3 p.m. Division II, Class 2A - Notre Dame (11-1) vs. Lausanne (12-0)
7 p.m. Division II, Class 3A - Brentwood Academy (11-0) vs. Montgomery Bell Academy (10-2)
Tickets are $12 per day. Tickets may be purchased at participating schools, online at www.RoadtoCookeville.com, and at the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce (purchases of ten or more tickets are discounted to $10/each).
TSSAA’s BlueCross Bowl in Cookeville is a combined effort between the Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors’ Bureau, City of Cookeville, Putnam County, and Tennessee Tech University.
For TSSAA information and playoff brackets, go to: www.tssaa.org.
For BlueCross Bowl information and Cookeville area information, visit www.RoadToCookeville.com.
For information about Tennessee Tech University, go to: www.tntech.edu.
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