Rooting for the Home Team

By: Lisa Ferrari
By: Lisa Ferrari

November 24, 2006

It's the hottest ticket in town and that's because…

“It’s the biggest game we have ever had here in Louisa County,” said Louisa High School Athletic Director Doug Straley.

After 60 years of playing football Louisa County high school scores their first regional final game and not only are the fans cheering them on but the entire community.

“We’ve got people who have changed their plane tickets to get back from California from thanksgiving,” said Straley.

Hundreds have battled in a raffle for the best seat in the house -- this couch smack dab in the end zone. Others secured their seats hours in advance.

“You have to get here early,” said Lions fan Bobby Britt.

That's because Louisa plans on putting on a show on and off the field. In previous games, players have charged through a smoke filled tunnel into a flurry of fireworks; a fire breathing lion roars in the background and sky divers parachute onto the field. Friday night they won't say how but they will top that.

“I tell everyone pay the $6 come in and check it out,” said Straley.

And 8,000 fans have to eat, concession workers say once the grills come on they won't stop with over 2,000 hot dogs and ham burgers and the best BBQ in town.

“I don't know if we have enough food to control the crowd we have here today,” said concession owner Linda Andrews.

My bet is nothing is going to control this crowd if lions win tonight.

“I cried last Friday when won and when we win tonight its going to be big,” said Cheerleader Kayla Dauberman.

If Louisa wins Friday they will be just one game away from the state championship.

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