There’s still time left to be a blessing a sow a toy into the life of an underprivileged child in the Nashville area. Two weeks ago, the Tennessee Football Alliance hosted The Toy Bowl All-Star Game, with the goal of raising at least 1,000 toys to donate, but bad weather in the area hindered the attendance at the game.
“A tornado touched down a couple of miles from the place, so we didn’t get the attendance we wanted,” TFA co-commissioner Ricky Prochaska told Developmental Football USA. “We still probably got 100 or so toys, just from that day, and we still have people contacted us to donate.”
If you’re able to donate, stay tuned to the Tennessee Football Alliance Facebook page to catch the crew out on the town collecting.
“We’re looking to do a few more collections before we do our toy giveaway, which we’re looking to do on Dec. 16,” Prochaska said.
The weather wasn’t going to stop the two teams from getting the game in, considering one traveled all the way from Kentucky. However, Tennessee showed strong by defending their home turf 32-12.
Team Tennessee scored first as two Middle Tennessee Bulldawgs – Cass Barnes and Chris Perkins – connected for six. A successful two point attempt gave Tennessee an 8-0 lead. Moments later, running back J.T. Majors of the Lebanon Hitmen ran in a touchdown and another successful two-point try extended the lead to 16-0, in favor of Tennessee.
The Tennessee defense got on the board next as Chris Murry of the Tri City Outlaws made a play in the endzone for a safety.
Kearise Overall, a wide receiver from the River City Hurricanes, scored Team Kentucky’s first touchdown on a 70-yard catch. The defense came up with the other one as cornerback Tyson Hamilton, of the Daviess County Spartans, returned an interception 108 yards for a score.
Team Tennessee added a few more touchdowns late to put the game away.
“We want to thank all the guys from Kentucky that traveled down, despite the weather,” Prochaska said.
Next month, fans will get another chance to catch some TFA action as the league plans to host a quadruple-header pre-season Jamboree on Jan. 27, where each game will just go until halftime.
“We want to give everyone a chance to check us out before getting our season started on Feb. 10,” Prochaska said.