TIGER PRIDE: Jacksboro edges Boyd in first home game since tornado damaged stadium


This was important to us, to be able to have this game and have it as close to normal as a regular Friday night game at Tiger Stadium

Burnett said. “Obviously there’s still construction taking place, but we’re so thankful to have great facilities and provide for our student athletes and fans.”

Making Tiger Stadium playable this season was high on Burnett’s list after two light towers collapsed and the pressbox sustained heavy damage less than six months ago.

Principal Starla Sanders, whose house was destroyed by the tornado, said she didn’t envision September football at Tiger Stadium in the immediate aftermath

contractors worked diligently to make it happen, and local business and organizations stepped up when needed.