Panther Day offers glimpse at teams, raises money

Published 11:48 am Friday, August 12, 2011

Other than the annual rivalry game against Chilton County, Saturday might be the most important day of the year for the Jemison football program.

Panther Day will bring the opportunity for fans to see their favorite teams just before their seasons begin—and to help raise money for the programs.

The day will include scrimmages or practice games played by the Jemison school and youth teams at Panther Stadium.

Jemison’s youth teams will play Thorsby. The Mites will play at 10 a.m., the Midgets at 11 a.m., the Minors at noon and the Majors at 1 p.m.

Jemison Middle School will scrimmage at 2 p.m., and the varsity will scrimmage at 3:30 p.m.

Jemison youth football league President Brad Jackson said Panther Day raised more than $4,000 last season for the youth, middle school and high school programs.

“The little guys get excited about being out there at the stadium, and they look forward to hanging out with the older kids,” he said. “It’s pretty neat for them.”

The event will carry a $5 all-day admission, and concessions will be available.