Cavaliers benefit football game set

Published 11:17 pm Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Lakeland High School is hosting a public preseason football game Friday between the Cavaliers and Franklin High School to benefit both schools.

“It’s an opportunity see the new direction that Lakeland is taking,” said Bryan Potts, the Lakeland head coach. “This will be our last scrimmage game before we kick off (the regular season) next week against (I.C. Norcom High School).”

Lakeland activities director Gregory Rountree said the game came about because a lot of the Cavaliers players are Franklin High School players, and a strong rivalry used to exist between Suffolk and Franklin.


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“The guys do a whole lot of talking, so we decided we would try to bring the rivalry back,” Rountree said.

The game begins at 7 p.m. Admission for adults is $6, and it is $4 for children, 10 and under. The proceeds will be divided evenly between the Virginia High School League, Franklin and Lakeland.