Lee County High School ready for state championship game
Last week, players from Lee County High School had no idea they'd still be playing this week.
Win or lose, their season was supposed to end at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta against Coffee High School.
But now their school is getting ready not only to play in the game this week, but to host it.
LCHS Athletic Director Hank Wright said that with the weather in mind, they were preparing for possibility they'd have to host the Class AAAAAA title game before last week's matchup was postponed.
He said they're bringing in some extra security and EMS crews for the game.
They've also brought in extra bleachers to make room for more fans. Wright said Trojan Field already meets GHSA's requirement that stadiums to host semifinal or final games have at least 6,000 seats, but they'd like to have more.
He added that they're confident there will be room for everyone.
"We've hosted 9,000 to 10,000 before, and that's what we're looking to get in here Friday night," he said. "That's standing room as well, but we don't feel like anybody will be turned around at the gate."
If you still have your ticket from last week's game in Atlanta, it's good for Friday too.
If you still need to buy a ticket, they'll be available at the gate for $20 starting at 6:45 p.m. Friday. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m., while gates open at 5:30 p.m. for fans who already have tickets.
LCHS said they'll be following the same protocol about bags that Mercedes-Benz Stadium enforces, meaning only clear bags will be allowed in.
The school is also offering satellite parking and shuttle service between Trojan Field and Lee County Middle School (for LCHS fans) and Lee County Elementary (for Coffee fans).
Shuttles begin at 5:30 p.m. and run until 30 minutes after the game.