Five seniors from Meigs High School and Eastern High School will suit up for their final game on the high school gridiron this summer. Roger Bunce and Zach Scowden from Eastern, as well as Damon Jones, Morgan Tucker, and Blaine Perry from Meigs, have been selected to compete in the 2014 Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis (BACF) Football Classic, to be held at Stadium Field in Parkersburg, W.Va., home of the Parkersburg High School (W.Va.) football team, on June 13, 2014.
The BACF Classic is an annual game held each summer, with proceeds going towards funds to help find a cure for cystic fibrosis. The game pits West Virginia high school seniors against Ohio high school seniors from schools in the Mid-Ohio Valley. This year’s contest will be the 21st edition of the game, with West Virginia holding a 14-7 advantage in the series, after a 33-13 victory last June. Greg Adams, head football coach of Belpre High School, will be at the helm for the Ohio team, while Parkersburg Catholic High School (W.Va.) head coach Jeff Campbell will be in charge of the West Virginia team. “it’s a big fundraiser for a good cause,” says Danny Tennant, the BACF Board of Directors Football Chairperson and athletic director at Parkersburg Catholic High School. He mentions that the teams will be fighting for “bragging rights for another year.” Last year’s game featured two Meigs County participants, Joey Scowden and Alex Amos of Eastern. This year’s kickoff is at 7 P.M. and tickets will be five dollars at the gate.