Sixteen of Tennessee’s high school football teams will compete in the state championship division finals this week at the BlueCross Bowl held at Tennessee Tech in Cookeville, Tenn., but fans of each school will compete to determine which school has the most spirit.
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee is hosting a Fan Face-Off contest, which pits on-field championship game opponents in a texting battle. The school with the most text “votes” at the end of each game wins its Fan Face-Off and a $1,000 donation from BlueCross.
“Fan Face-off at BlueCross Bowl is a great way for faculty, students, parents and an entire community to show support for their championship team, all while participating in a little friendly competition,” said Kathryn Trimble, corporate sponsorship project manager for BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee. “Most importantly, the contest provides an opportunity for us to give back to the communities that are so important to the success of the BlueCross Bowl.”
The BlueCross Bowl will host eight division championship games over three days:
Thursday, Dec. 5
Division II A, Webb School of Knoxville vs. St. George’s Independent, 3 p.m. CST
Division II AA, Memphis University School vs. The Ensworth School, 7 p.m. CST
Friday, Dec. 6
Division 1, Class 1A, South Pittsburg vs. Union City, 11 a.m. CST
Division 1, Class 3A, Alcoa vs. Christ Presbyterian Academy, 3 p.m. CST
Division 1, Class 5A, Knoxville West vs. Henry County, 7 p.m. CST
Saturday, Dec. 7
Division 1, Class 2A, Trousdale County vs. Adamsville, 11 a.m. CST
Division 1, Class 4A, Fulton vs. Giles County, 3 p.m. CST
Division 1, Class 6A, Maryville vs. Hendersonville, 7 p.m. CST
The texting contest opened at noon (CST) on Monday, Dec. 2, for all matchups, and fans can vote for their favorite school until the end of that school’s championship game. When the final game whistle blows, the contest ends and votes are tallied.
To participate, fans text their school’s assigned keyword to 37048. Only one text/vote will be counted per mobile number, and normal messaging and data charges may apply.
Webb School of Knoxville BOWL 1
St. George’s Independent School BOWL 2
The Ensworth School BOWL 3
Memphis University School BOWL 4
South Pittsburg BOWL 5
Union City BOWL 6
Alcoa BOWL 7
Christ Presbyterian Academy BOWL 8
Henry County BOWL 9
Knoxville West BOWL 10
Adamsville BOWL 11
Trousdale BOWL 12
Fulton BOWL 13
Giles County BOWL 14
Hendersonville BOWL 15
Maryville BOWL 16
Fans can get real-time updates during the game by visiting www.facebook.com/BCBSTChampions. A complete set of contest rules is available on the BCBST Champions Facebook page. Contest winners will be announced during the awards ceremony at the conclusion of each of the Division I and II championship games.
“Texting has become a universal tool for communication, from students to parents and even grandparents. This contest is perfect for Tennessee high school football fans of all ages to show their support for their championship teams,” said Trimble.
The winning school may use the prize money for any projects or needs that benefit the school or school-sponsored programs or activities.
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