PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - For the first time in 25 years The Central High School Red Devils are headed to the State Championship- and Phenix city wants to send them off with a celebration.
The Central Red Devils will face Thompson this Wednesday in the AHSAA 7A State Championship.
On Tuesday, the buses that will transport the team to Auburn will be lined up in front of the school to allow faculty and staff, parents, students, and the community to send off the team with waves, signs, and good wishes.
In order to accomplish this, Dobbs Drive will be temporarily closed from the 2300 block to Opelika Rd. This closure will be from 1:15 PM to 3:00 PM EST. Normal traffic along Dobbs Drive will resume immediately afterwards.
Also, Phenix City schools are altering times to accommodate for the historic event. On Wednesday, grades 8-12 will dismiss at 1:15 PM while grades preschool-7 will dismiss as normal. Then on Thursday, all schools will observe a delayed start of 2 hours.
CHS is also inviting the community to get in on the excitement and attend the big game at Jordan Hare stadium in Auburn.
The championship game will be aired on WTVM and Bounce on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 8:00 p.m.