NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - The Waverly Tigers will get an experience of a lifetime as they take on the White House high school football team at Nissan Stadium in Nashville on Thursday night.

It comes as the Waverly community, including Waverly Central High School, is still picking up the pieces after deadly and devastating floods hit Humphreys County. The football team lost a lot of equipment because of the floods.

"There was so much metal and glass that are quite honestly just unsafe for anybody to play on," mother and football parent Amanda Maples said. 

Because of that, the titans committed $150,000 of in-kind donations to the football team as well as hosting this game. They also donated $50,000 donation to the community foundation for flood victims.

“I think it’s taken the boys minds off of not having things and focusing on a new type of future," Maples said. 

Maples is a volunteer medic on the team and lost her home in the floods. Maples said this has been a humbling experience for the players but knows Thursday night they will be focused on the game, hopefully not thinking about problems in Waverly.

“I think exhaustion has set in for several people so that’s one of the biggest humps. The first week we had a lot of folks coming our way, giving us all the help we could get," Maples said. "At that moment I think the victims of the flood were still trying to process what actually happened.” 

The Titans announced 6,014 fans attended the game at Nissan Stadium. Some students will be riding a pep bus to Nissan Stadium on Thursday from Waverly. 

“Watching them get to have fun in this moment, hopefully win the game on Nissan stadium is just surreal really," Maples said.

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