For the first time in about eight years, Cleburne County football fans will get a spring look at the Tigers against another team. Cleburne County head football coach Michael Shortt said Wednesday that his team will meet B.B. Comer as part of a 16-team football jamboree at Jacksonville State’s Burgess-Snow Field on Saturday, May 17.
Each of the participating schools is pre-selling tickets in order to reduce the likelihood of long lines at the stadium ticket windows on game day. Tickets are $7 and are good for the entire day of eight jamboree contests. Tiger fans can buy tickets from May 1 through May 8 at Cleburne County High School’s main office during the regular hours school is open. After May 8, tickets will only be available at JSU Stadium on the day of the game. TV24 will air the game, too.
“This is an opportunity for the kids to play at Jacksonville State. That has a lot to do with it, playing in their stadium, playing on TV24,” Shortt said. “It kind of gives the kids something to be excited about. … This kind of got them excited. We’ve got it on the board, not who we’re playing, just the fact tha we’re playing on tv and playing at JSU. They’re excited about that – playing in a big stadium.”
Shortt said the Tigers and B.B. Comer are scheduled to play from 1:45 p.m. until 3 p.m. Each scrimmage will consist of two 15-minutes quarters. There will be no rush against punts, field goals or extra points and there will be no kickoffs.