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Perry Panther Pit prepares for 2019's first #Tailgate13

The stadium hosts the kickoff for Tailgate 13 this season against cross-county rival Houston County

PERRY, Ga. — The Perry Panthers' field is all ready for the 2019 season. It's a small cry from the original grass field and simple stadium that once served the high school.

These days the field features shining aluminum bleachers surrounding a modern rubberized track and an artificial turf field. A huge modern field house sits down in one end zone. 

#Drone13 offers a great view of the complex, which has seen a number of upgrades and improvements through the years. 

The stadium is the site of our first Tailgate 13 special of the year, as the Perry Panthers host their cross-county rivals the Houston County Bears on Friday, August 23. Perry hopes to improve on its 6-4 record from 2018. 

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The school has produced several NFL players. Casey Hayward of the San Diego Chargers is still active. 

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The school also boasts past graduates, Senator Sam Nunn, and network anchor Deborah Roberts.