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CHS football hosting “Pack the Truck”

By Jimmy Trodglen


Clarksville, Tenn. – With the remains of Tropical Storm Harvey moving through the region, the Clarksville area could receive up to eight inches of rain, with the inclement weather expected to have a impact on Week 3 of the high school football season.

Knowing their football fields would suffer severe damage, four Clarksville area games set for Friday will move to Austin Peay’s Fortera Stadium for a football doubleheader on Friday and Saturday.

Clarksville Academy’s home game with Zion Christian has been moved to Fortera Stadium with a 4 p.m. kickoff Friday.

Clarksville High, stepping out of Tennessee to play Lewisburg, (Miss.), also moved its game to Fortera Stadium with a 7:30 p.m. scheduled kickoff Friday.

The second day of the doubleheader will continue Saturday with Kenwood and Northeast playing at noon, followed by a 4 p.m. kickoff between Wilson Central and Rossview.

With four area games at one location, Clarksville High, along with assistance from ACME Sports, will host a “Pack the Truck” event on Friday and Saturday.

Clarksville High football coach Isaac Shelby said Wednesday night the wives of the Clarksville High coaching staff will be accepting clothing items and non-perishable items, with every item earmarked for Houston, Texas where floodwaters have left thousands homeless.

Shelby said a packaging truck will be at Fortera Stadium, and fans attending the games can donate clothes and other items. Shelby said once the truck is packed it will head immediately to Houston and another truck will take its place.

Through social media, University of Houston coach Kelvin Sampson challenged coaches across the country to send t-shirts and shoes to the Houston region. ¬†Several Clarksville area programs, including Clarksville High’s football team and Rossview’s girls’ basketball team, packed a box of t-shirts and other items destined for the Houston region.

Sampson asked athletic programs to send 20 of their school t-shirts and ten pair of shoes to help families who have lost everything from the flooding.

Austin Peay men’s basketball coach Matt Figger sent a request for donations around the Govs athletics program, and had received 25 boxes of shoes and shirts destined for Houston.

Note: West Creek’s home game with Northwest will remain as scheduled. The game is set for a 7 p.m. kickoff. Fort Campbell’s game at Glasgow, originally scheduled for Friday, has been moved to Saturday with a 4 p.m. kickoff ¬†… Montgomery Central football coach Jeff Tomlinson said a decision on the Indians’ game at Portland will be decided Thursday morning.

Jimmy Trodglen, editor, @Tnsports360