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For various reasons, all three Tipton County high school football teams have not been together for a jamboree in several years. 

Covington and Munford have been playing at Covington, while Brighton has been a couple of different places. 

That changes this year. 

Munford will host a jamboree Aug. 15 that will include all three county high schools, plus Haywood, St. Benedict and First Assembly Christian School. 

The plan is for the event to rotate between Munford, Covington and Brighton for the foreseeable future. 

“Hopefully, by doing this, we will have some added excitement for the fans,” said Munford athletic director Mike Huffman. 

The action begins at 6:30 p.m. with Covington taking on FACS. Brighton and St. Benedict follow at approximately 7:30. The final game between Munford and Haywood will start at about 8:30. 

Each game will consist of two 20-minute periods with a running clock. The clock will operate like it's a real game for the final two minutes of the second period. Each team has one timeout. 

Admission is $7. 

It will be the debut for new head coaches at Brighton (Robin Jacobs) and Munford (J.R. Kirby). 

Brighton opens the regular season at home Aug. 22 against Carver. Covington hosts Munford on the same day in the season opener for both teams. 

Fans are encouraged to arrive early at the jamboree because big crowds are expected. 

“We're excited,” Huffman said. “I think this a win-win for the entire county.”

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