Celebrating Seniors at East Hall’s First Home Game


Last Friday night, Valhalla Stadium hosted its very first football game of the 2020 season and hosted Senior Night for East Hall’s senior class. 


Despite the 31-21 loss for the Vikings, the energy in the crowd persisted as East Hall held a close game versus Franklin County.


Administration decided to take precautionary measures and hold Senior Night on the first home game of the season. This year we recognized 51 seniors from the marching band, cheerleading, football, and cross country teams. Marching band had 29 seniors, football had 11, cross country with seven, and cheerleading had four. All seniors and their families were spaced out and wore masks for their senior walk across the field. 


“Looking out into the crowd, it really looks like a normal football game.” said East Hall fan Eduardo Carrasco  



For this season, that can be both a good and bad thing. Because of COVID-19 guidelines, the stadium was at a limited capacity with social distancing being recommended and hand sanitizing stations placed in several areas. However, when looking into the crowd, there was little evidence of people following these precautions. Distancing in the stands wasn’t very present, along with none being seen in the lines for concessions. Though it may seem nice to have some normalcy during times like these, it doesn’t dismiss the fact that there is an active pandemic occurring alone with great risk of it spreading.


Adam Rich, principal at East Hall, said this about the precautions the school’s taking,


“If we can stay healthy we are much improved from last year and can score on most teams.  I like for us to be a sleeper and underrated.  I believe we can easily fight for a playoff spot this year.  But the big key is cutting down on injuries.”


It appears that the administration doesn’t plan on stopping any games for the football season this year, so expect to see more activity at Valhalla Stadium as we hold another home game against Johnson High School this Friday night. Support our Vikings while following safety protocols for COVID-19 so we can keep this season going and keep everyone safe.