Football Town: Tennessee Town Closes Schools, Heads for State

McKENZIE, Tenn. (AP) -- No school in McKenzie tomorrow. There's football instead.

The high school's team will play for the championship of the TSSAA Class 1A division at the BlueCross Bowl in Mufreesboro.

The game against South Pittsburg starts at 3:30 and so many townspeople are going to watch the Rebels play, schools would probably be sparsely attended.

The McKenzie Special School District has called off all classes tomorrow.

It's the first time the high school's team has played for the championship -- only the second time McKenzie has played in a state tournament.

Principal Terry Howell says the school had sold about 750 tickets by yesterday afternoon and expects to sell many more today.

McKenzie is about 40 miles northeast of Jackson.


Information from: The Jackson Sun,

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