Fans excited by the return of high school football


SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (FOX 56) – We’re finally back for some Friday night football.

“I cheer really loud. I ring my cowbell and just act like a maniac. I’m really excited to get this season started,” Gina Tate said.

Tate, a Franklin County parent, joins the hundreds of fans watching the game against Scott County from Birds Nest Stadium.

“This is my 15th straight year as a football mom and I couldn’t think of a better way to start the season,” Tate said.

From Tate’s senior on the team, to Mary Alice Turner’s freshman playing for Scott County, the energy is electric.

“This is the first time he’ll be playing for the Scott County Cardinals and he’s just very excited to be playing,” Turner said.

But behind the excitement lies the fear that games could be canceled at any time due to COVID.

“I’m so grateful that we have a chance for a normal season. I just pray that it all goes well. And everyone across the state gets to have the same experience we’re having tonight,” Tate said.

GP: It may be the Flyers up against the Cardinals Friday, but it’s every team in the state against an even bigger opponent– COVID.

“I hope that everyone stays safe, is positive, and we’ve all got to work through this together,” Turner said.

There are no capacity limitations at games this season and you do not have to wear a mask since these are outdoor spaces. The athletic department does recommend unvaccinated people wear a mask.

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