Jerry Jones must be proud.
Oakland High School in Mursfreeboro, Tennessee will begin construction on the first jumbotron in the history of Rutherford County, TN.
The cost? A cool $200,000.
Per Tom Kreager of the Daily News Journal, "the school's football booster club, the Oakland Endzone Club, has garnered financial support from several area businesses to construct a video board that will be 27 feet tall and 25 feet wide."
The caveat? Oakland High School is the school in the county with an indoor practice facility, let alone a jumbotron.
"I'm thankful for the businesses that stood up to do this," said John Jones, the treasurer of the school's booster club. "They've had successful business in this town for a long time, but also show that they give back to the community, which I think goes hand-in-hand."
Per Kreager's report, the school has five of the six sponsors it needs to cover the costs of the jumbotron - however, they will proceed with construction even without a sixth business on board.
"I think it's exciting for our kids and our community," Oakland football coach Thomas McDaniel stated. "Obviously, it's going to be another showcase into our football facility, already having the indoor and now the jumbotron."
Here's a rendering of the first jumbotron in the history of small-town Rutherford County:
Your top news. Your Chat Sports. Follow our top news page today.Back to the Top News Newsfeed