FOOTBALL: Rams host Meet the Team night

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MT. VERNON – The Mt. Vernon Rams’ “Meet the Team” night is a way for the team to be introduced to the community. Tonight’s event will be much more.

It’s the official debut of Ken Hunt Stadium. The high school started its second year today. The football team had to wait a year before moving to their new field.

Last year the team was stuck at the old J.D. Shields Memorial Stadium while the school was dealing with several issues at Ken Hunt Stadium that delayed the move.

“We’ve been working hard all summer,” said Rams’ second-year coach Mark Goodheart. “Meet the Team gives you that game feel.

“What I’d like to see is how the kids soak everything in [and] how they react to the whole new stadium and new, everything.”

Not only will this be the first time the community will see the 2017 Rams’ football team, it will also be the opportunity to see how all the clocks and PA system will operate.

“I’ve never seen the game clock on, they say it works,” said Goodheart. “I’ve never seen the play clocks on, they say they work. I have never heard the PA system, they say they work. Everything is going to be new. The sound, the lights, everything. The whole feel. I’m really excited about it.”

Goodheart says the teams are still working on how and where they’ll exit the locker rooms onto the field.

“I have an idea,” said Goodheart. “What I’d like to see, we have the one exit where both teams come out. I guess they part ways, but I’m not sure how that works.

“What I’d like to see is, down the hallway if we can get the kids down the hallway and into the turf room and leave from the turf room and come out that way. We’ll see what they allow us to do, the powers that be. I’m not sure how it’s going to work, to be honest with you.”

Activities start at 7 PM. The first home game is against Triad on Sept. 8.

 

FOOTBALL: Rams host Meet the Team night

MT. VERNON - The Mt. Vernon Rams’ “Meet the Team” night is a way for the team to be introduced to the community. Tonight’s event will be much more. It’s the official debut of Ken Hunt Stadium. The high school started its second year today. The football team had to wait a year before moving to their new field. Last year the team was stuck at the old J.D. Shields Memorial Stadium while the school was dealing with several issues at Ken Hunt Stadium that delayed the move. “We’ve been working hard all summer,” said Rams’ second-year coach Mark Goodheart. “Meet the Team gives you that game feel. “What I’d like to see is how the kids soak everything in [and] how they react to the whole new stadium and new, everything.” Not only will this be the first time the community will see the 2017 Rams’ football team, it will also be the opportunity to see how all the clocks and PA system will operate. “I’ve never seen the game clock on, they say it works,” said Goodheart. “I’ve never seen the play clocks on, they say they work. I have never heard the PA system, they say they work. Everything is going to be new. The sound, the lights, everything. The whole feel. I’m really excited about it.” Goodheart says the teams are still working on how and where they’ll exit the locker rooms onto the field. “I have an idea,” said Goodheart. “What I’d like to see, we have the one exit where both teams come out. I guess they part ways, but I’m not sure how that works. “What I’d like to see is, down the hallway if we can get the kids down the hallway and into the turf room and leave from the turf room and come out that way. We’ll see what they allow us to do, the powers that be. I’m not sure how it’s going to work, to be honest with you.” Activities start at 7 PM. The first home game is against Triad on Sept. 8.

$5.00

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