Football season is almost back in Sampson County. Making it official will be the annual Pigskin Jamboree which makes its way to Union High School this Friday night, Aug. 15.
The Jamboree allows five of the county teams to display a preview of what they have to show for the 2014 season.
The games are set to begin at 7 p.m. The gates at Union will open at 6 p.m. Union will provide concessions to the guests.
The teams participating include Union, Lakewood, Midway, Hobbton, and Clinton. Each team will have five opportunities to play offense and five opportunities to play defense in 10-minute increments. There will be two teams on each side of the 50-yard line playing at a time, meaning that a team will be sitting out each time. The 10-minute sessions will be with a running clock.
During the running clock, each team will run as many plays as possible. Each team will then have two minutes to move to their next position on the field. After five sessions, there will be a fifteen minute halftime.
Cheerleaders are optional for this event.
The Pigskin Jamboree has been a favorite for high school football fans in Sampson County for a long time, and this year is sure to be as entertaining as ever. It will give fans a chance to know their teams strengths and weaknesses before week one, and more importantly will give the coaches and players the same opportunity.
Football time is back here in Sampson County, and it is an exciting time, both participants and spectators agree.