City pep rally to celebrate THS football

By Chris Kieffer

Daily Journal

TUPELO – Tupelo will host a city-wide pep rally this week to celebrate the Tupelo High School football team’s upcoming appearance in the Class 6A state championship game.

The event will be held on Thursday at 4 p.m. at Fairpark. In case of rain, it will be moved to BancorpSouth Arena.

The game against Oak Grove is on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson. Tickets will be pre-sold from 8 to 3 p.m. this week at Tupelo High’s administration building. Cost is $12, including parking, and a portion of advanced sales will benefit THS. Tickets cost $13 at the gate.

Tupelo Schools also will dismiss early on Friday. Grades six through 12 will dismiss at 1:50 p.m. Kindergartners to second graders will dismiss at 2:05, and third- to fifth-graders will do so at 2:20.