|Published: 3:42 PM, 08/15/2013
||Last updated: 3:43 PM, 08/15/2013
Author: Seth Butler
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
The annual Inter Mountain Athletic Conference (District 2-AAA) football jamboree will be held this Friday night at Burke-Toney Stadium on the campus of Morristown East High School.
Five of the schools in the district will take part in the six-quarter preseason event, which begins at 6 p.m. There will also be a cheerleader competition taking place throughout the night, as well as the annual football skills competition, which occurs at halftime.
As part of the six quarters, three of them will be filled by freshman teams. The first quarter of the jamboree will be played between Morristown East and Cherokee freshmen and the Hurricanes will
turn around and play Jefferson County in quarter number two.
Morristown East’s varsity squad will also pull double duty, taking part in the third and fourth quarters of the jamboree. In the third period, the Hurricanes will battle with a Cherokee Chiefs squad looking to revamp itself following a successful two year run. In the fourth quarter, the Hurricanes and Jefferson County will battle in a preview of two of the three 6A playoff subdivision squads.
At halftime the Larry Williams IMAC All-Sports Trophy, which is awarded to the school with the best athletic program from the previous year in honor of the late CCHS coach, will be presented to Morristown West High School for the 2012-13 school year.
Following the halftime presentations, competitions will be held between student-athletes for the longest throw, longest punt, longest field goal, fastest lineman under 250 pounds, fastest back and fastest lineman over 250 pounds.
Following the halftime competitions, Morristown West and Cocke County will do battle in a pair of quarters. In the fifth quarter, the two schools freshmen will tangle and in the sixth quarter their varsity squads will take the field.
The annual cheerleading competition will be spread throughout the night, with the Jefferson County cheerleaders taking the field first after the first two quarters. Morristown East’s cheerleaders will perform following the fourth quarter. Cocke County and Morristown West’s squads will present their routines following halftime.
Admission to the jamboree is $5 per person. No IMAC or TSSAA passes or school IDs will be accepted at the gate. The annual event is a fundraiser for catastrophic insurance for student-athletes.
Each freshman quarter will be of a 10-minute duration, while varsity quarters will be 12 minutes apiece.
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