Wilkes County Football Jamboree

The third annual Wilkes County Jamboree will take place on Friday, Aug. 16, at 6 p.m. at West Wilkes High School.

This will be the first year that all four Wilkes County teams will take part in the jamboree, which will take place on the turf at Window World Field. The JV teams will play on West Wilkes’ practice field with no referees.

The varsity scrimmages will have referees and the clock and chains will be available. The format for each scrimmage is still to be determined by the two teams.

East Wilkes will kick off the jamboree at 6 p.m. against Avery County (JV’s will play Avery at 5 p.m.) and North Wilkes will face Atkins at 7 p.m. (JV’s will play at 6 p.m.).

Wilkes Central will play Saint Stephens at 8 p.m. (JV’s at 7 p.m.) and the Blackhawks will close out the jamboree against North Iredell at 9 p.m. (JV’s will play at 8 p.m.).

Admission to the scrimmage is $5 and will cover both the varsity and JV games (only state passes will be accepted). Concessions will also be available.

Yellow Jackets football signups

The Wilkes Yellow Jackets still has openings on their youth football teams, primarily on the Kindergarten-through-2nd Grade team

Any Wilkes County students in grades Kindergarten through 6th are eligible to play. This includes public, private, Christian and home schooled.

There is no program fee and all players play for free.

The Yellow Jackets also have openings on the 3rd and 4th and 5th and 6th grade teams.  

To sign up call or email Team Commissioner Mark Whittington at (336) 262-0765 or

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