Fenton to Compete in Wounded Warrior Project Game Friday

Tigers competing for Metro League title, but will also honor veterans.

The Fenton football team has plenty to play for this week as they compete for a Metro League title.

However, the Tigers will be playing for a little bit extra Friday night in its annual Wounded Warrior Project game.

The Tigers have secured a playoff berth with a 6-1 record and will take 7-0 Swartz Creek in a key game, but the evening will also be special because the team will be honoring veterans.

It will be the school's third annual night to raise funds and awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that helps ease the financial burden on wounded military veterans. Teams will wear special camouflage jerseys, which will be donated to veterans or their families after the game. Last year, the team also donated a $30,000 check to the organization at halftime. Several uniformed military personnel and their families are expected to be in attendance.

"It's an awesome experience," Fenton coach Jeff Setzke told Fenton Patch last season. "Very few high school kids get to experience anything like this."

The Dragons have been a solid squad all season and have blown out opponents a combined 263-90. However, Fenton has won six straight after a loss to Linden in the season opener.

The game will begin at 7 p.m. at Fenton High School.

Jason Alexander (Editor) October 11, 2012 at 07:05 PM
I've always thought this is a pretty awesome event. What do you think?


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