Hornets have a new nest


 

 

Friday, Aug. 31 was not just about a football game. It was about the experience of past and present coming together to honor all who have contributed to Locust Fork football. After a long summer of construction, former and current athletes took the field to celebrate the “new” Hornet stadium.

Blount County Board of Education Superintendent Rodney Green, Locust Fork principal Tommy Smitherman, and others cut the ribbon prior to Friday night’s game.

There has been great support from the community with various projects to get the stadium game-ready. The bulk of the $1.5 million funding was made possible through the Blount County Board of Education, Locust Fork Athletic Booster Club, and the Moving Blount County Forward one-cent sales tax increase.

The stadium features a new press box, sound system, bleachers, concession stand, and landscaping. There is still work in progress on a new parking lot behind the home bleachers. It should be completed during the season.

Blount County Board of Education Superintendent Rodney Green and Locust Fork High School Principal Tommy Smitherman (center) cut the ribbon for the new Locust Fork High School football stadium as dignitaries and alumni look on Friday night. -Lisa Baker

Blount County Board of Education Superintendent Rodney Green and Locust Fork High School Principal Tommy Smitherman (center) cut the ribbon for the new Locust Fork High School football stadium as dignitaries and alumni look on Friday night. -Lisa Baker