2nd Annual Jonathan Ferrell Kickoff Classic Returns Saturday

4QuartersOnline, Jonathan Ferrell Foundation Team Up For Kickoff Classic
Posted at 11:18 PM, Aug 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-15 23:18:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) - Things are moving along at Bragg Memorial Stadium. The field turf installation at Florida A&M's stadium is just about complete and it looks like we are a full go for some football Saturday night under the lights.

The Second Annual Jonathan Ferrell Kickoff Classic turns on those lights this weekend, as Godby and Rickards face off against Miami Northwestern and Carol City respectively.

This weekend is about so much more football though, as Jonathan, who played at FAMU DRS and FAMU, was killed by a police officer in 2013.

The Jonathan Ferrell Foundation will give away scholarships Saturday, and everyone will rally to remember a guy who loved the game so much.

"Me and Jon loved this sport," said Ferrell's brother Willie. "Of course it was at Gene Cox Stadium last year, and it did exceptionally well last year. To be able to bring it over to Bragg Stadium where we played most of our football, middle school, high school, and college football at the collegiate level here. It's an honor, it's a great thing. I know Jonathan would be very proud of the foundation, the Jonathan Ferrell Foundation."

Godby plays Northwestern at 4:45 Saturday, wile Rickards takes the field in the nightcap against Carol City.