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Central ‘Fling’ all about football

Central ‘Fling’ all about football
“Spring Fling” usually conjures up visions of the state softball, baseball, track and field and tennis championships.
That’s not the case within the Obion County Central football locker room and the Rebels’ feeder schools.
OCCHS, which finished 6-5 last year and advanced to the state football playoffs for just the eighth time in school history after consecutive 0-10 campaigns, will host its second annual “Spring Fling” on Saturday at 6 p.m. at Rebel Field.
Saturday’s event, which will be held on the Troy turf this season after being hosted at UT Martin last season, is slated to feature the OC football team scrimmaging Lake County and recently-rehired head coach David Barger in the evening’s main event at 7 o’clock.
Barger will begin his second stint at LC this fall. During his first four seasons as the Falcons’ mentor, he compiled a 28-17 worksheet.
Before that, the Obion County School System feeder programs will also be on display with their 2011 football teams take to the gridiron at 6.
The first session of action will have Lake Road against last season’s OCSS runner-up Hillcrest, and Ridgemont against Black Oak.
After a water break, LR battles BO and R’mont gets a shot at H’crest.
The final session of the jayvee scrimmage pits Hillcrest against Black Oak and Ridgemont vs. Lake County.
The Rebels, who tied Huntingdon on Friday in their first scrimmage, will wind up their spring drills with the scrimmage.
Admission is $3 and concessions will be available.
Information about Saturday’s event, upcoming OC football camps and other team tidbits can be found on the program’s recently-launched Web site at

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