Chili kickoff luncheon, challenge planned around Jackson Bowl

Staff Reports

The Jackson Bowl football game between Jackson County rivals Seymour and Brownstown Central will kick off at 7 p.m. Friday at Seymour High School’s Bulleit Stadium.

A couple of events are planned around the game.

Brownstown Ewing Main Street’s annual Jackson Bowl chili kickoff luncheon is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Heritage Park, 121 E. Walnut St., Brownstown.

Brownstown head coach Reed May will be there at 12:30 p.m. to rally the fans before the Braves take on the Owls that night. The Radio 96.3 Cool Bus will be onsite, and BEMS will give away a basket full of goodies from local businesses. Register to win the basket at the event.

Also, the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the inaugural Jackson Bowl Challenge between the Brownstown Town Council and Seymour City Council.

This challenge has been created as a friendly competition between the two municipalities related to the Jackson Bowl. The council representing the winning team will have the privilege of presenting their home team shirts to the council representing the losing team. The losing team will in turn wear the winning team shirts at an upcoming meeting of their council.

“The Jackson Bowl Challenge is just a fun way to spark some friendly competition between the town of Brownstown and the city of Seymour,” chamber President Dan Robison said. “The chamber is always looking for ways to connect different areas of Jackson County, but our sports rivalries run deep, so we want to honor those traditions and make it a little more interesting.”