Pencil City Jamboree a hit

Sunday, August 17, 2014

In the inaugural Pencil City Jamboree on Friday night, Bedford County football fans were delighted to a round-robin style jamboree featuring Shelbyville Central, Cascade, Community, Cannon County and Lincoln County High Schools.

The teams played fully-simulated quarters and got a chance to take the field just one week before opening kickoffs.

Strong start

The event as a whole was well-received, according to Shelbyville coach Jason Hardy.

"I'm very pleased with how our first Pencil City Jamboree turned out. We had a great crowd. I thought all the school represented themselves well and I think overall this was a very positive night for everybody," Hardy said.

"Jamborees are what they are and that's to put your team in a game-type situation before the start of the regular season and I don't think anybody left here tonight disappointed in what they wanted to accomplish.

"This is something that we want to continue and hopefully grow into one of the best jamborees in this area and we're off to a good start. I just can't say enough about all the people that came out and all the teams that made this happen."