Coffee Pot Hype is at a Fever Pitch

Great American Rivalry Series TrophyThe excitement for any Coffee Pot game fuels football fans in this area year after year. But the hype and buildup for Friday night’s 90th battle between Tullahoma and Coffee County may have reached the high water mark in 2015. With Coffee County ending their season last October with a disappointing 20 to 7 loss at Tullahoma, the Red Raiders have had 10 months to formulate their plans for revenge at Carden-Jarrell Field on Friday night. Hope is a flame that flickers bright in the county seat and that flame has been fanned into a wildfire this August. The Coffee County-Tullahoma game was selected as one of the top 100 must-see match ups for the 12th Annual Great American Rivalry Series presented by the US Army. An in-school Rivalry Fitness Challenge will also take place between the two schools during the week leading up to the game. The school that proves to be the fittest will be awarded a crystal trophy at halftime of the game. The winning team on the field earns year-long bragging rights with the Coffee Pot Trophy, and the Great American Rivalry Series Champions trophy, presented by the Army. The game’s Most Valuable Player and the top student-athlete from each school are also recognized as part of the Series.
HeismanAlso announced last week will be the appearance of the Heisman Trophy at Friday’s game. The Heisman, presented by Nissan, will begin its visit to Manchester at John Roberts Nissan on Thursday and Friday. The public is invited to come by and see the trophy and get their picture taken with the revered statute in its iconic pose. Shane Davis, General Sales Manager for John Roberts Auto Group expressed excitement for the arrival of the Heisman. “We are one of only 2 Nissan dealerships in the country that were approved for a visit from the trophy. We look forward to the public coming by the dealership to see the trophy and our large new car inventory.”
In addition to being at John Roberts Nissan, the Heisman Trophy will also make an appearance at a pair of pep rallies. The Coffee County Quarterback Club invites the public to help kickoff the 2015 football season at a Community Pep Rally on Thursday night at 7:00 PM at Carden-Jarrell Field. The Heisman Trophy will make a guest appearance there for the general public and on Friday at the high school for the CHS student body pep rally.
Coffee PotThe Coffee Pot game kicks off at 7:00 PM in Manchester at Carden-Jarrell Field. Thunder Radio is your exclusive home for Coffee County sports and Lucky Knott will bring you all the action beginning at 6:45 PM. Thunder Radio’s coverage begins at 6:00 PM and ends at 11:00 PM with Friday Night Thunder