EARLIER: Collins High School's Titan nation ready to travel for football final

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School offering buses, ticket sales for title game

By Todd Martin

Collins High School is abuzz with excitement leading up to the school’s first trip to Kentucky’s Class AAAA state championship in Bowling Green this Saturday.


The Titans hammered Warren East, 58-7, on Friday to earn a spot in the final at Western Kentucky University’s L.T. Smith Stadium against the Highlands Bluebirds, a Northern Kentucky powerhouse playing for its sixth consecutive state title.

Collins officials already have put together a couple of options for fans looking to travel to the game, which will kick off at 8 p.m. EST on Friday.

Sharon Purdom, the school’s staff support secretary, noted that the school will offer a pep bus for students, and the booster club is renting a charter bus.

Sign-ups started on Tuesday for the charter bus, and a parent must accompany students on the bus. Students also can travel on the pep bus, which will be a school bus, with a permission slip and parent release.

The cost for the charter bus is $35 and the pep bus is $20, and both include tickets to the game. There are a limited number of seats for the charter bus. The buses will leave Collins High School with the cheerleader and band buses at 4 p.m. on Friday. The buses will drop fans off and pick them up right outside the WKU stadium, and will return to the school on Friday night.

Because the pep and charter buses will leave after school, students will not be able to miss any class time to attend the game.

Purdom said the school would have game tickets for sale for $8. Tickets are $12 if bought at the gate.

“They will be available in the main office from eight a.m. to four p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and from eight a.m. to seven p.m. on Wednesday for those that can’t make it during school hours,” she said. “On Friday, they will only be for sale until noon, because we have to take a check with us to the game.”

The school won’t host any pep rallies this week, but Purdom said administrators are planning a sendoff for the team and hope the public will attend.

“The team will have breakfast in the large gym at 8 a.m., and then we’re going to have the cheerleaders, band and the students meet them outside to send them off,” she said. “We’re inviting all the parents and fans to come out at about 8:30 and help us line the sidewalks down the street to see them off.”

Fans are also welcome to see the Titans return, win or lose on Friday night. The team will not spend the night in Bowling Green after the game.

If you’re going

What: Class 4A state championship football game

Where: Bowling Green, at Western Kentucky University’s L.T. Smith Stadium

When: Friday, 8 p.m. EST, 7 p.m. CST

Tickets: Collins High School is selling tickets today from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday till 4 p.m. and Friday till noon.