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Four Metro high school football coaches host inaugural game to tackle youth violence

Posted at 8:46 AM, Aug 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-25 09:46:08-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Four Metro Nashville high school football teams came together for a united cause - to promote non-violence among local youth.

Hillsboro, Maplewood, Cane Ridge and Pearl Cohn High Schools all played games at Tennessee State University's Hale Stadium as part of the inaugural Coaches Against Violence Classic.

Coaches Against Violence is lead by high school football coaches Eddie Woods, Maurice Fitzgeral, Arcentae Broome and Toni Brunetti.

They hope the event helps start the new school year by promoting peace during a time when youth violence is spiking across Nashville.

"It's to bring awareness to the violence that's going on in Nashville, and giving the youth a voice to say, 'how can we get this thing right,'" said Scott Wallace during the event on Saturday.

The Coaches Against Violence movement was established in Nashville in April.