LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56/WKYT) Tonight’s football game between Scott County High School and Great Crossing had a special visitor in the stands. Arvin Edwards was also recognized before the game.

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A truck driver made sure everyone got off safely after a Scott County school bus carrying the football team caught fire Friday on northbound I-75.

Now, parents and school district officials are giving Alvin Edwards the ‘thank you’ he deserves.

“I started telling everybody, ‘get out the bus, get out the bus,’” Edwards said. “I just don’t feel like I’m a hero. I just feel like I did what needed to be done.”

The team was heading home after their game against Fredrick Douglass.

“I don’t feel like words do it justice,” said incoming Scott County Superintendent Bill Parker. “You just cannot articulate how thankful you are.”

While words may be hard to find, Parker is hoping something else expresses his gratitude. Friday when Scott County High School takes on Great Crossing at Bird’s Nest Stadium, there’s going to be a special person in the audience, Alvin Edwards.

He’ll be celebrated ahead of kickoff. He’ll also be the guest of honor at a cookout.

Parents of players, like Tara Krebs, are looking forward to a handshake, or maybe even a hug.