Fans turn out for Friday night lights

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - It's a tradition that people look forward to year round: the start of the high school football season. On Friday night hundreds of people showed up for the chance to see the first games of the season.

"I'll talk to some people who say they haven't missed a game in 35 years, and it's just amazing" said Conway Principal Porter Kennington. Conway High School played host to North Myrtle Beach in the home opener, and it's a game that helped to connect the community.

""This is what we look forward to all year long, we get together at the game and cheer Conway on" said Trixie Harrington, a Conway mother who worked a merchandise stand at the game to help raise money for the school.

Funds raised during the football season go to help other sports programs like cheerleading and basketball year-round.

"It's really important for us because what we take in goes to help our basketball team, it helps with travel, it helps with equipment rentals" said Michael Hopkins, a Conway High School basketball coach.

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