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MJ pep rally planned Thursday

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Season tickets will be offered
The Mt. Juliet High School Quarterback Club invites all Golden Bear faithful to a pep rally 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14 at the stadium.

The team, coaching staff, the Band of Gold, the cheerleaders and dance team will on hand with public address announcer Blake Hall serving as master of ceremonies.  Concessions will be available.
    
The Quarterback Club will be selling advance tickets for Friday's match-up with Oakland High School in the Rutherford County Jamboree.
    
The Jamboree will be staged at Smyrna High School and will feature Mt. Juliet vs. the Patriots in two 12-minute quarters.
    
Tickets at the gate will be $7, but at the pep rally, tickets are only $5 with all proceeds going directly to the program.

MJ season tickets on sale
Season tickets will also be available for purchase at Thursday's pep rally. Reserved season tickets are $50 per seat. Mt. Juliet opens the home portion of the season at home Friday, Aug. 22 vs. Lebanon.

Playoff formula altered
The TSSAA Board of Control adopted a new football playoff system during Monday’s regular meeting.
    
In the new system, the state's 32 largest schools would be considered 6A and would automatically be in the playoffs every year.
    
The remaining schools would be placed in five classes with the top four teams from every region making the playoffs.
    
By taking away the top 32, the disparity between the smallest and largest in one class is reduced.
    
Here are the tentative regions in the new system.

Class 1A
Region 4: Clay County, Gordonsville, MTCS, Monterey, Pickett County, Red Boiling Springs, Trousdale & Watertown.

Class 5A
Region 6: Beech, Gallatin, Hendersonville, Hillwood, Hunters Lane, Lebanon, & Station Camp.

Class 6A
Region 3: Antioch, Franklin, John Overton, McGavock, Mt. Juliet, Ravenwood & Wilson Central.

Watertown hosts jamboree Saturday
Football fans will be able to preview both the Purple Tiger football team and the brand-new Robinson Stadium Saturday, Aug. 16 at the annual Watertown Jamboree.
    
Action will start at 6 p.m. as Watertown Middle School will play Carroll-Oakland in two quartrers.
    
At 7 p.m. the Watertown junior varsity will take on DeKalb County, followed by the Watertown - DeKalb County varsity for two periods at 8 p.m. Admission is $6 at the gate.
    
The Purple Tigers will open the 2014 season Aug. 22 at Cascade followed by the home opener Aug. 29 vs. Eagleville.

FCS visits Westmoreland Friday
Friendship Christian School will travel to Westmoreland for a two-team jamboree Friday evening.
    
The action begins at 6:30 p.m. two junior high periods will give way to a freshman scrimmage. Two varsity periods will be followed two periods of junior varsity work.

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