LAGRANGE, GA (WTVM) - On Friday night, the typically quite city of LaGrange will be hit with a crowd of spectators and fans to see two of the best teams in the state of Georgia square off at Callaway stadium and broadcast live on ESPN 2. Tourism director Laura Jennings says that while it's too early to estimate the expected number of people that will come to the game, it will definitely bring more attention and tourist to the city.
"They're going to see a great little charming community with a lot of assets and I think that national coverage will draw people to the area," Laura Jennings Tourism Director.
LaGrange is known for its rich history and booming locally owned businesses. Laurie Cook the owner of Mighty Joe's Pizza says they always support LaGrange teams and are making special plan for Friday night's game."We've always gotten good support from the people in LaGrange and we always support our local team," Cook said.
"When you are ordering at the cash register tell the cash year grangers number one and you will get 30 percent off your ticket excluding alcohol," said general manager Teresa Dutton. The people in the city are not the only one's excited about their town being on national television. The Friday night lights will shine on the players as well.
"Well I am pretty excited about it, my first opportunity on TV and I mean it's just another game carver's a great team I'm trying to get prepared for it," LaGrange High Football center Clancy Alford. "I think the kids are really excited it's kind of a once in a life time opportunity for a high school football program and I think it says a lot about our program and obviously about the players Carver has to us on television," said coach Steve Pardue.