The game comes as Cartersville joins its northwest Georgia neighbors pitching in to help Ringgold High work around the loss of its stadium in last April's string of killer tornadoes.
Frank Barden, head coach, said Cartersville will be playing Ringgold at Chattanooga's Finley Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 15.
The game retains its usual starting time of 7:30 p.m.
"It's going to be a pretty neat game for us," Barden said. "Playing on Thursday is a little different, but I think it will be a good trip for us.
"It's going to be fun, and it's a good opportunity for our kids."
He said Ringgold head coach Robert Akins requested the Thursday night game because of a conflict. The rest of the Tigers home games at the college stadium will be played on Friday nights.
Coach Barden said Ringgold is having to rebuild after the April 27 storm and schools are doing everything they can to help accommodate the Tigers.
"Coach Akins is a great guy," he said. "We've had a good relationship with Ringgold in all of our sports competitions. When something like this happens, you want to help out in any way you can."
Finley Stadium, 1826 Carter St., is a popular venue for this region. It has hosted the Division 1 national championship contest since 1997 and seats around 20,000 fans. Besides serving as the Mocs' home field, it has featured the play of international and high school soccer, high school football, national lacrosse tournaments and concerts.
Barden said the game offers a chance for the Purple Hurricanes to play on a bigger venue.
"It's a really nice college stadium," he said. "It's awfully nice of UTC to let Ringgold use their stadium to play their home games."
Even with the college atmosphere and spacious surroundings, the Canes will still have a big job ahead of them.
"Ringgold is one of two crossover games for us," Barden noted.
Crossover games become big at the end of the season in the event the subregion results don't bring the playoff picture into sharp focus.
The Ringgold game is a big contest for Cartersville and has produced some exciting games in the past.
The Canes last played at the Ringgold stadium in 2008, Barden recalled.
But it was a fun one as the Canes wrapped that contest up early that season.
Quarterback Donavan Tate threw for three touchdowns and Case Dittmer added a 25-yard field goal as the Purple Hurricanes claimed at 23-0 lead by half time on its way to a 30-14 victory.