Tigers young, old to take same field Sat.

Published 10:01 pm Thursday, August 14, 2008

Saturday, Clanton football fans will have the opportunity to see every Clanton football player perform at the same place.

The first Tiger Day, which will be held beginning at 2 p.m. at Chilton County High School’s Tiger Stadium, will feature all players in both the Blue and Orange youth leagues along with the middle school, junior varsity and varsity players.

Everyone involved with Tiger Day should have a fun and productive day, but the event will be extra special for the younger guys.

“They really like going to the stadium,” Tiger Club president Jeff Price said. “They’re always excited about running out through the tunnel.”

The $5 admission for those 13 and older includes an armband that can used to get inside the stadium all day long. Those 12 and under get in free. Concessions will be available.

The Mites will get things started at 2 p.m. All youth league games will have the Blue and Orange teams facing each other without a score being kept.

The Midgets will follow at 2:50, the Minors at 4 p.m., the Majors at 5:10, the middle school team at 6:20 and both the varsity and junior varsity teams at 7:30.

All the teams have held their own scrimmages or jamborees in the past, but CCHS coach Brian Carter said Tiger Day could be a way to better benefit all the teams involved. Besides the possibility of raising more money, Tiger Day could help keep the younger players aspiring to play for the varsity team.

“I think the thrill of playing on that field is something they’ll look forward to every year,” Carter said.