VHS Finally Taking The Field
For many Vidalia fans, players and coaches, the 2020 Football season seemed like it may never happen. First, there was a cancellation of all scrimmages by the GHSA. Then the ruling body of High School Sports in Georgia delayed the start of the regular season by two weeks. That was followed by another setback as members of the program were dealing with COVID-19 issues, which forced the cancellation of their opening game last week against Appling County. But good news is on the horizon. Three weeks after they were set to begin their season, the Vidalia Indians will open their 2020 season on the road Friday as they face the Emanuel County Institute Bulldogs in Twin City.
Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., and Vidalia Head Coach Jason Cameron said they are excited to finally get the season underway, “We are so excited to get things kicked off and play against another great program in ECI. Football means so much to our program and community, so we are truly thankful that we will be able to compete this Friday. Games are not guaranteed, so we are preaching to our kids to not take anything for granted.”
The game, which can be heard on 98Q (97.7), will be the 14th in the series, with Vidalia holding an 11-2 advantage, including last year’s 24-21 come from behind win in Twin City.
As for this Friday's game, ECI has put some restrictions and recommendations into effect.
Their notice: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our first priority is the welfare of our students, staff, and fans. Therefore, we ask that you adhere to the following procedures, parameters, and recommendations. The Emanuel County School System strongly recommends that you wear a mask or face covering.
The Emanuel County School System highly recommends and encourages you to practice social distancing while on the school premises.
No fans (i.e. parents, community members, game attendees) will be allowed into the playing area at any time before, during,
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Upon the conclusion of the competition, we ask that you exit the stands immediately.
No fans will be allowed to enter into the band stands, which is the last section of bleachers located behind the old gym.
Visiting teams are responsible for their own hydration per the GHSA prescribed guidelines.
Tickets are $8. There are no passes out and no re-entry without purchasing another ticket.
Absolutely no smoking on the school premises. If you do, then you will be asked to leave and your ticket money will not be refunded.