Fulton's New Field
Well that's what the Fulton hornets had to do for the last two decades! The Fulton Hornets have never really had their own stadium, which meant loading up the team, band, and cheerleaders for a two mile trip down the road to the Junior high.
"We had to bus our football team for the last, oh, twenty-five years, so this is nice, being able to walk out your back door and be playing football in your backyard, that's nice," commented Darrell David, Fulton's Athletic Director.
Fulton's new backyard is fully equipped with a brand new scoreboard.
"It's great, it's huge, it's the biggest one I've seen in a while," said Kaharri Ray, a Senior Wide Receiver for Fulton.
"The kids are proud of it and excited about it, and it's, like you said, kind of the crown jewel of the complex," added Fulton Coach Pat Kelly.
One of the biggest upgrades is the bleachers. At the new Robert E. Fisher Jr. Stadium, the bleachers hold up to twenty-four-hundred people, more than double the old stadium. Last Friday night fans filled the stands for the home opener against Cuba.
"It's not what I expected, I had seen it from the back, but we came out here for the pep assembly today and it's a lot better than going to the middle school," explained Robert Railton, a Fulton student.
"We have a lot more fans than we did at the middle school. It's a lot better," said Fulton cheerleaders.
"First game, brand new field, like you said, hopefully we come out here and win, put up a lot of points," commented Ray.
Mission accomplished. A 28-6 win with true home field advantage for the first time.