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Brookhaven Academy hosts senior night

Brookhaven Academy will host Senior Recognition Night and a Cougar Tailgating Fellowship today starting at 7 p.m. at Red Stuard Field to honor the 2016 Cougar football team and cheerleaders.

Organized by volunteers, the event is free to the public.

All football players, cheerleaders, coaches and support staff will be in attendance.

Head coach Ron Rushing wants to convey the message that his team, which ended its season early due to injuries, won’t be forgotten.

The cheerleaders will kick off the event with a pep rally followed by performances by the pee wee cheerleaders and the elementary jazz dancers. Then senior night recognition and a very special video presentation will follow.

Following a blessing by Ed Moak, the tailgating will begin.

Meat and drinks will be provided but everyone is asked to bring their own tailgating snacks and sides. The concession stand will not be open for this event.  

Reserved parking spaces and reserved seating for Cougar Boosters members will be honored like any other home football game. Lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged. A large crowd is expected.

The event will be broadcast on Facebook Live through www.facebook.com/BACougars beginning at 6:55 p.m.