WARRENTON - It was supposed to be the kind of homecoming celebration not seen in Warren County since Legion Field became the place to play high school football games on Friday nights.
This year's homecoming celebration at Warren County High School was supposed to be held at the new football stadium, directly behind the high school/middle school, off the Atlanta Highway. But since it's not yet completed, the homecoming gala will, once again, be held at Legion Field.
The Screaming Devils will play host to Aquinas in a 7:30 p.m. game.
Warren County Head Coach Lee Hutto said he's hoping to play in the new stadium on Nov. 2. Should the Screaming Devils be able to get into the new stadium, they could celebrate with senior honors night, while entertaining Wilkinson County.
"We think it will be a first-class football stadium when we're able to finally play our first home game there," he said. "We think it's going to be special for our kids and our community. We're looking very forward to playing in the new stadium soon."
Coach Hutto said the stadium's new scoreboard didn't arrive until last Thursday. It was suppose to be erected yesterday (Wednesday).
He pointed out that it takes a lot of work to wire the scoreboard and run wires to the press box, etc.
Another delay in getting into the new football stadium involved ticket booths not yet built, as well as final work incompleted in the concession building and restrooms, according to Coach Hutto.