Excitement surrounds Rabun Co. High School about Football Home Opener
Excitement surrounds Rabun County High School as the Wildcats play their home opener of the 2020 varsity football season tonight against Prince Avenue Christian at Frank Snyder Memorial Stadium. You can listen to the game on Sky 96.3 and watch the game on ESPNU, says Rabun County High School Principal Justin Spillers. “We’re incredibly excited to welcome ESPN to Rabun County High School and to Rabun County this Friday night. But I think the thing that we’re most excited about and our players are excited about is to play our first home game at Frank Snyder Memorial Stadium. To be back at home it’s just a great feeling and it’s something we’ve been practicing for all summer and the extended pre-season and so we’re just excited to play in front of our home crowd.” In light of COVID-19, only 50% of the stadium will be filled tonight, continues Spillers. “Our staff and our team here have worked incredibly hard to provide a great fan experience while doing everything we can to make sure that everybody is safe and provide the safest environment possible, but in order to do that, we need the Wildcat Nation’s help. The first thing we’re asking is that all spectators who are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 to stay home and enjoy the game on ESPNU this week. The next thing we are doing is for those fans who are in attendance we’re encouraging spectators to wear masks and practice social distancing while in the stands. What we mean by that is just simply keeping six feet of space between you and the family next to you. If you live in a household with your family, obviously you guys don’t have to social distance there at the game but make sure there is at least six feet of space between you and the people next to you that is why we have limited capacity at the stadium to 50% to provide more space for that. Then the final thing is we are asking parents to please make sure that their children are sitting with them in the stands and not congregating in unsupervised areas and in the courtyard because that will help us keep everybody safe. The most important thing to remember is that we are all in this together and it is going to take all of us to ensure a safe and unforgettable experience this Friday night.” Kickoff is set for 8pm.