Cottage Grove Booster Club members say Saturday’s semi-final match-up with North Bend is a big deal in their small town. It’s the team’s first appearance in the semi-finals since 1945, and they want to celebrate.
Booster club members call themselves CGHS Pigskin Parents, and they’re planning a big tailgate party before the game, hoping they have even more to celebrate afterwards.
“We wanted to party like a small town, we wanted to have a celebration like a small town would. So we’re having a tailgate party potluck style for anybody who wants to come and bring a dish,” said Lisa Hibbard, CGHS Booster Club Leader.
The tailgate is from 2-5 p.m. in the east parking lot at Autzen Stadium. Kickoff is at 6 p.m.
Hibbard says they’re not sure how many people will show up, but about 1,000 have seen the invitation on Facebook. Everyone is welcome to attend.