Copper Country high schools compete to raise food for the community

HOUGHTON/HANCOCK — Houghton and Hancock High Schools will be meeting on the football field this weekend, but all this week, the schools are in a different competition, for a good cause.

Both schools are asking students to bring in any canned goods or non-perishable items to their school.  The items will be donated to Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly in Hancock.

The food drive is a creation of the Interact Clubs from both schools and it is always been something they have wanted to do.

“And this year, we really wanted to make a focus to do it because it’s a pretty good cause,” Houghton High School Interact Club vice president Forrest Plumer said.  “And since it’s a competition, it helps get a lot more cans donated, because Hancock wants to beat us and we want to beat Hancock so it works out perfectly.”

The competition leads up to the annual Copper Bowl football game between Houghton and Hancock.  The plan is to announce the winner at halftime.