For the first time in nearly 70 years, Union University will play football against another school
JACKSON, TENN (WNBJ)-
This Saturday (11/05), for the first time since 1952, Union University will play football against another school.
For the last two years union has held “the Buster Bowl,” where students play a football game against each other during homecoming week. But the school hasn’t played another football team since 1952. This Saturday for the first time in nearly 70 years, the bulldogs will suit up against Freed-Hardeman University.
Kick-off will be at 10:30 a.m. at the University School of Jackson.
Union professor Ted Kluck is coaching and playing for the Bulldogs.
“You know they’re excited. A lot of the guys that have played before they know how to do it, how to get ready for a game, how to you know, be violent and be football players when the lights come on, so they’re excited to do it. And for the new guys, they’re excited to experience something that they’ve seen on tv," Kluck said.
Tailgating for the historic game begins at 9 am before the kickoff at 10:30 a.m.