A rain delay of more than one hour added extra challenges to what was already faced by Farragut High School and Hardin Valley Academy administrators, teachers, cheering students, band members, coaches and football players last Friday night, Aug. 21.
However, the FHS Class of 2021 successfully carried on an opening football home game tradition among seniors — Toga Night — in Eddie Courtney Stadium/Bill Clabo Field, while the atmosphere at HVA proved to be high-flying — despite the rain.
Though wearing facemasks, the FHS Toga troopers still made lots of noise cheering the Admirals as they faced visiting Bradley Central.
And for the 15th time in 16 all-time meetings between these programs, Farragut came away victorious, rallying in the fourth quarter to win 25-21.
Hawks Country wasn’t as successful translating pre-game energy into on-the-field success, as visiting Oak Ridge rolled to a dominant victory.
FHS photos courtesy of Carlos Reveiz/crfoto.com , HVA photos courtesy of Jeremy Wiggs/Jeremy Wiggs Photography