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Christian group plans prayer to open Hawkins ‘Super Bowl’

September 11th, 2013 10:11 pm by Jeff Bobo

Christian group plans prayer to open Hawkins ‘Super Bowl’

ROGERSVILLE — Fans at Friday night’s Hawkins County “Super Bowl” at Cherokee High School will have an opportunity to cheer for God as well as their favorite team in the cross-county rival.

The Cherokee and Volunteer high school football teams play each other annually, meeting on alternating home fields each year.

This year, Cherokee plays host to what is always the most emotional and well attended game of the season for either team.

The Hawkins County-based Christian organization Expecting God’s Help (EGH) released a statement this week announcing it will be leading a recital of “The Lord’s Prayer” during a moment of silence that will be observed prior to kickoff Friday night.

EGH founder Dr. Blaine Jones said the organization is asking all Cherokee Chief fans and all Volunteer Falcon fans to “join in during this display of faith.”  



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