Cass students will help celebrate their school’s football game with Cartersville with a tailgate rally at the Cass High stadium Friday night.
The Cass High chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes will host the tailgate rally from 5:30 until 7 p.m. Students will gather for the event just outside Doug Cochran Stadium. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.
The rally will feature games, live music, giveaways, cornhole and other activities.
Shannon Boatfield, area director for FCA of Bartow and Polk Counties, said the idea for the rally came from Cass High students.
“This is something these kids approached us about,” Boatfield said. “Because it’s such a huge game, they wanted to let fans who attend it hear live music, play games and kind of love on the school and the community. This is a student-led and student-organized event.”
Boatfield said the students stepped into a leadership role about the rally.
“I had a smile on my face 10 miles wide after they approached me,” he said. “It was exciting to see these kids do something to get the community excited.”
He said the students were influenced by the tailgating experience that goes on at college football games.
“This is adding to what’s going to already be an electric atmosphere in the community,” he said. “In this county, it seems every one is divided in their support for these teams. You’re either for Cartersville or Cass.
“Me being new to this community, this is something I’m learning firsthand.”
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