My impressions of Hometown Friday Night Football and what it takes for a high school to put on a football game. The evening starts with the fans coming into the stadium, the concession crew getting ready and the players in the training rooms getting taped up. The teams come out under the field for their pregame warm-ups and then head back in to the locker rooms. In the locker rooms they go over their pregame strategy an get inspirational speeches from players and coaches. The speeches really are very good. The home team comes out of the locker room into their end zone with cheerleaders on either side some holding up paper banner for the players to rip through. The teams then go to the sidelines and stand at attention while the marching band plays the national anthem. Some of the students even singing anthem although this week they got a bit off from the music, funny.
Hometown Friday Night Football game started in low sun with long shadows, moved into Sunset, into dusk and then into full night with the lights blazing. The evening was cool enough for shorts for some sweaters and jackets for others. line was 20 to 30 people deep for concessions at halftime.
I did not get up into the coaches and commentary box for this game will have to do so next game.