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Alumni game in need of players

Former Halifax County High School football players looking to relive memories of their high school football career now have that opportunity.

Fifty former Halifax County High School football players are being sought to participate in the first-ever Halifax County high School Alumni Football Game to be played Saturday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. at Tuck Dillard Memorial Stadium.

Halifax County High School Head Football Coach Mike Roark, who is organizing the game, says 50 players will be needed in order to stage the game. 

Alumni Football USA is helping put on the game and will provide all equipment for players. The cost is $100 per player, and players may sign up by registering online at www.alumnifootballusa.com or by calling 866 u get hit.

“The equipment that will be provided will be good equipment,” Roark pointed out. “This company has good equipment. They keep it up to date, have it reconditioned when needed and make sure it is in good shape.”

Roark said the alumni football game is being staged as a fund-raiser for the Halifax County High School football program. Tickets for the game will be $10 each, and fans wishing to take advantage of VIP Parking can do so for $10.

Halifax County High School will receive a percentage of the gate receipts, Roark said. Fans will have an opportunity to purchase tickets in advance and fans are encouraged to purchase advance-sale tickets.

Roark said he’d like to have 30 to 35 players signed up by the second week of July so that preparations for the game can continue on schedule. Players on the two teams will practice for a week prior to playing the game.

The two competing teams will be formed on the basis of the players’ graduation year. Players who graduated from Halifax County High School in even-numbered years will comprise one team, with players that graduated from the school in odd-numbered years composing the other team.