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Station Camp vs. Beech game has churches moving services

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GALLATIN, TN (WSMV) -

Many families in Tennessee joke that football is religion, but this is no joke. One local high school matchup is so big, some churches are actually rescheduling their services this weekend.

"I know this is going to be a once in a lifetime event for the kids. And we're just crazy about it. We're excited," said the Rev. Dan Cooke, preaching minister at Station Camp Church.

The church usually has Sunday service at 10 a.m. at Station Camp Elementary.

But this Sunday, the service will instead be at 5 p.m. so families can watch the football game between Station Camp and Beech high schools.

The teams will play before a national audience on Sunday at 11 a.m. on ESPN2.

"It's just a big deal. It's a big deal for our student body, big deal for our school and a big deal for our communities," said Station Camp athletic director Mike Hayes.

Tickets are $6, and Hayes estimates a crowd of 6,000 to 8,000 at the game.

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