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December 14, 2016

“The 2nd Annual Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl” – Grambling State vs NCC

Grambling st vs North Carolina Central

The highly anticipated celebration bowl is back! And will be played this weekend, Saturday December 17th at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta Ga. The match-up will feature (9-2) North Carolina Central Eagles (MEAC) led by this year’s (MEAC) conference coach of the year recipient, Mr. Jerry Mack, who will take on the (11-1) Grambling State Tigers (SWAC) led by 3rd year head coach Broderick Fobbs. Both teams will be looking to take home all the bragging rights and of course claim the HBCU Football National Championship.

The Grambling State Tigers look to continue their regular season hot streak behind outstanding Junior Quarterback Devante Kincade, recipient of the Ben L. Cavil, Sr. “Big Ben” Award. He will look to led his #1 ranked offense to victory against a pretty good North Carolina Central defense ranked 4th in the (MEAC) conference.

As for North Carolina Central they will be looking for big games and quick scores from Quarterback Malcolm Bell and his go to receiver LaVontis Smith. These two have had a great season thus far, but will need to bring their “A” game if the Eagles want any chance of winning against the #1 ranked defense of the Tigers in the (SWAC) conference.

The doors open to the Georgia Dome at 9:30 AM EST (8:30 CST) and the game kicks off at Noon EST (11 AM CST). The full schedule of events is listed below.

 

2016 AIR FORCE RESERVE CELEBRATION BOWL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Wednesday, Dec. 14
– Teams Arrive
– Welcome Dinner at Georgia Aquarium, 6 PM EST (Invitation Only)

Thursday, Dec. 15
– Team Practices
– Team Function at Center for Civil and Human Rights, 2 PM EST
– Champions Dinner at College Football Hall of Fame, 6 PM EST (Invitation Only)

Friday, Dec. 15
– 100 Scholars Robotics Alliance Showcase and Invitational, 7 AM EST
– NFL Football Career Forum, 12-6:30 PM EST
– Team Practices
– Team Hopsital visits, TBA
– 100 Up Lift Atlanta Gospel Concert, Ebenezer Baptist Church (Atlanta, Ga.) 7 PM EST

Saturday, Dec. 15
– 100 Scholars Robotics Alliance First Lego League Regional Tournament (Atlanta Metropolitan College), 8 AM EST
– “100” Leadership Breakfast, 8 AM EST
– SportsCenter on the Road, 9 AM EST (Georgia Dome and West Plaza)
– Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl Trophy Tour, 9 AM EST (Georgia Dome)
– Fan Experience/Doors Open, 9:30 AM EST
– 2016 Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl (Kickoff at Noon EST)
– Bands perform (Halftime)

An instant classic in the making just days away. Who will take the crown? Who will take home all the bragging rights? North Carolina Central vs Grambling State, see you Saturday!

Our publisher Kim Ford caught up with Coach Fobbs at the Celebration Bowl Press Conference.



About the Author

Henry Clopton
Henry Clopton, a senior journalism major and speech minor at Georgia State University. A native Atlantan with aspirations to become a Sports Analyst. Currently, he serves as an ESPN Ambassador while being a member of the student media broadcast team at Georgia State and the Collegiate 100 of Atlanta. His favorite quote is "Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth" spoken by Muhammed Ali.




 
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