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Thomas County Central offering live stream Sport Scope

Fans of the Thomas County Central Yellow Jackets will be able to watch the action of the 2020 football season live from the comfort of their own home through a new live streaming service that will be offered by the school.

“We felt an obligation to our supporters to offer something for them that would be as close as possible to them being inside the stadiums we play in,” said Central athletic director Sam Holland about the live stream, which will be offered through the Sport Scope company. “We looked at all of the available options out there and felt like this was the best choice of combining quality of service and benefit for our sports programs.”

With Covid-19 social distancing mandates in place in most stadiums across Georgia, it is anticipated that attendance with most games will be limited to 25-30% capacity. That was the key motivating factor in developing the live stream option for fans.

The Thomas County School System inaugurates National Defense Cadet Corps program Logo

A recent grant for the Thomas County School System has provided start-up costs for a National Defense Cadet Corps (NDCC) program, a program that will eventually become a full-fledged Army Junior ROTC unit to serve students from both Bishop Hall Charter School and Thomas County Central High School.

This is the inaugural year for the Army NDCC in Thomas County which will operate exactly like a JROTC program. The program is organized as two battalions: the Knight Battalion at Bishop Hall Charter School and the Yellow Jacket Battalion at Thomas County Central High School.  Lieutenant Colonel Kevin “Buzz” Ingram is the Senior Army Instructor and will oversee both programs. Prior to coming to Thomas County Schools, he served as the Senior Army JROTC Instructor at Ware County High School in Waycross, Georgia.

LTC Ingram said, “I am beyond excited to be here and start something special. This program is unique in that it’s not just one program, but two. I am establishing different battalions at Bishop Hall and Thomas County Central, embracing the culture and traditions at each school. Collectively, we are the 59th Cadet Regiment, paying tribute to the US Army Air Corps’ 59th Fighter Group that called Thomas County home in the early to mid-1940s. The legacy of the men and women of the greatest generation will live on in our cadets in the 21st century.”

Attention TCCHS Yellow Jacket Fans! helmet

Important Information Regarding the Jackets' Nest Stadium and Football Season

Football season is finally here and we are thrilled that we will soon be experiencing Friday Night Lights at the Jackets’ Nest.  We truly appreciate your continued support and understanding as we work to prepare our protocols and procedures that will help mitigate the risks concerning the spread of COVID-19 and promote a safe environment for our athletes, coaches, students, fans, and visitors in our stadium.  

Our game day safety protocols are in alignment with guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Georgia High School Association (GHSA), Georgia Department of Public Health, and are subject to change based on modifications issued by those entities.  It is vital that we work together to ensure that our game day protocols and safety measures are followed to help keep our Jackets safe and ready to play and our fans in the stands.  As we see improvements in our community COVID-19 data, hopefully, we will be able to open up additional seating as the season progresses.