New Biloxi High head Football Coach John Shannon is launching a new
Biloxi Indian tradition beginning with the team's first home game this evening
against St. Martin.
Modeled after similar "walks" at the
college level, the idea allows fans to be part of the excitement by allowing close-up, pre-game access to players as they walk onto the playing field. Conversely, the "walk" is designed to energize players with close-up interaction with fans.
In Biloxi's case, prior to the actual "walk" players will complete
their warmup routine on the field and return to the locker room at
7 p.m. At 7:18, team captains will emerge from the locker room,
followed by the rest of the team at 7:20. They will make the walk
across the parking lot and enter the single gate nearest the Athletic
Fans who have already entered the ticket gate will line both sides of the "Indian Walk" path to the team's
field entrance, cheering players onto the field before their grand
entrance through the inflated helmet. Pre-game activities will be
complete after the team is on the sidelines and the "Star-Spangled Banner" is played.
Football on the air: Indians football fans anywhere in the world can listen to Friday's game against St. Martin live on radio or on the world wide web. Radio stations AM 1490 or 1640 will broadcast the game locally, or fans can find a link on the Indians football web site. To go there, click here. Pre-game show begins at 7 p.m.; kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.
Football in print: To get a preview of the football game program for Friday's season-opener, click here.
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