Schools unveil plans for football games

With football season set to kick off this Friday, the high schools in Johnson City and Washington County have released their guidelines for purchasing tickets and attending games this season. Fans at all schools can expect a much different experience with limited tickets, mandatory mask requirements and temperature checks as schools try to limit the spread of COVID-19. PHOTO BY ROBERT KELL, CREATIVE STORY VISUALS

With high school football season upon us, local high schools are starting to announce plans for folks looking to attend games this fall. There are obviously many changes folks need to be aware of given the guidelines being put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The season opens this Friday with Science Hill on the road at Elizabethton, David Crockett at Ooltewah and Daniel Boone hosting CAK. Here are some things to remember if you plan to attend high school football games this fall.

General Advice
While the protocol will vary slightly from one school to the next, fans can expect temperature checks and mask requirements. Most schools have also eliminated pass lists, meaning faculty members and those with TSSAA passes will not be admitted to games without a ticket at virtually every school. Most schools plan to run a concession stand, albeit with a limited menu and other alterations to help avoid the spread of COVID-19.

Away Games
It is important to remember every school has its own ticket policy, and fans wanting to attend away games will need to check in advance to see if tickets will be available to visiting team fans. For example, visiting team tickets for Science Hill’s season-opener at Elizabethton are limited to the parents of Science Hill players only.

Science Hill
In order to be guaranteed entrance to Science Hill home football games, pre-purchase of a reserved season ticket package is recommended. You can purchase these football tickets at the Science Hill new gym ticket booth Aug. 17-21 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. These tickets cost $45. All seats will be sold as reserved using social distancing guidelines.

If available, single reserved game tickets will be sold Thursday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon on home game weeks. These tickets are $9 and $7. If any tickets remain, they will be sold on game night from the stadium ticket booth facing Freedom Hall starting at 6 p.m.

Science Hill Student Tickets
There will be 350 student tickets available to Science Hill students for home games. On home game weeks, students can purchase these tickets on Tuesdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Science Hill new gym ticket booth.  Tickets are $7, cash only. These tickets are student-section specific and cannot be used by adults or non-SHHS students to enter the stadium. Students should carry their Science Hill IDs or another form of identification.

Daniel Boone
Tickets for this week’s season-opener against CAK were sold to parents of football players, cheerleaders, dance team members and band students on Monday and Tuesday at the stadium ticket booth between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Any tickets remaining after that will be sold this Thursday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. or all tickets are sold out.

David Crockett
Officials at David Crockett High School will be selling tickets for all home games via Huddle Tickets: Tickets will be $7, and there will be a processing fee.

Seat Back chairs will be sold in groups of 2 or groups of 4. Two seats will cost $120 for the season while 4 seats can be purchased for $240. These seats must be purchased at the David Crockett office between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. on weekdays.


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