Charles Henderson home games not in danger

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 14, 2003

Staff report

Only seven days remain before the biggest football game of the season hits Pike County.

Although those attending the Zion Chapel-Goshen game may want to disagree, most of the county will be inside Movie Gallery Veterans Stadium Aug. 22 to watch Charles Henderson battle Pike County High School.

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Most importantly, the two schools will be inside the stadium as well.

Although rumors floated around that the game would have to be moved to Brundidge or canceled, Charles Henderson officials said again Thursday that the game will definitely be played in Troy.

In fact, none of the Charles Henderson home schedule will be in jeopardy as stadium construction continues. Restrooms and concession stands will be available at the games.

The only inconvenience may be that for the Pike County and Andalusia games, the upper decks on both sides will be closed.

The rest of the stadium will be accessible. The home side stands will be open, as will the visitor's stands.

One difference between this season's games and in years past is that there will only be one entrance to Movie Gallery Veterans Stadium.

Spectators will only be allowed to enter at the gate facing University Avenue. Because of press box construction, the gate behind the home side stands is inaccessible.

Most of the construction going on at Movie Gallery Veterans Stadium is now confined to the press box. The press box is outside the stadium, so the construction should not get in the way of anyone's enjoyment of the events.

The Charles Henderson game against Pike County begins Aug. 22 at 7 p.m.

The Trojans open the regular season Aug. 29 at home against Andalusia.

The Bulldogs will face Eufaula Aug. 29 on the road. Last year, Pike County defeated Eufaula in Brundidge.