Tonight’s Jack Britt — Douglas Byrd Football Game Special For Wounded Warriors


FAYETTEVILLE—Earl Vaughan of the Fayetteville Observer has reported that the high school football game tonight between Jack Britt and Douglas Byrd will be a special occasion, both to honor Wounded Warriors and to help raise money.

Brian Rimpf, head football coach at Jack Britt, has a personal connection to the Wounded Warrior Project. His brother, Nathan, is a wounded warrior himself.

According to Vaughan, tonight’s game has been dedicated to the project and will serve as a fundraiser. Jack Britt players will have the names of soldiers on the backs of their jerseys. Each name represents a donation of $50 to the project given by someone who sponsored the name on the jersey.

Fans attending the game will have the opportunity to donate to the project. There will be collection buckets at the entrance to the stadium.

There will also be a display of military vehicles in the stadium. The Army’s Golden Knights parachute team had been scheduled to perform, but they unfortunately had to cancel their appearance at the last minute this morning according to athletic director Reggie Fields.

Our thanks to Earl for providing this information for use on the NCHSAA web site.