ARGENTA, Ill. (WCIA) — The second-to-last Tackle Hunger game of the season kicks off at 7 pm, Friday. Arthur Lovington Atwood Hammond is playing at Argenta-Oreana.
Gates open at 5:15 pm and a table will be set up to collect monetary donations. Those will be counted, then announced during Friday Football Fever on WCIA-3 News at 10 pm.
The Eastern Illinois Foodbank serves 18 counties, suppling food to 58,000 people monthly. Every $1 donated is equal to five meals for families.
Tonight’s game kicks off at 7:00.
It’s senior night for the Bombers.
Jacob Brown, one of the football captains, explained what the night meant to him.
“It’s hard to explain, but you’ve got that feeling in your chest and it means a lot to you,” Brown said. “I’m just really proud.”
Makail Stanley, another senior, said his older brothers also played football.
“The fact that I got to share it with my actual brother and now I get to share it with my brothers on the field, and to just be in the limelight, the attention for one night, it’s pretty outstanding,” Stanley said.