FISHERSVILLE -- The high school football season is here and one Valley school is adding a new policy to make sure the football players are safer.
Wilson Memorial High School is not allowing anyone besides players or cheerleaders on the field during or after games. Athletic Director Greg Troxell said it's a preventative measure.
Big emotions comes with any football game, especially when the home team is doing well. To avoid any big hits between fans or players, Wilson Memorial High School has banned anyone on the field besides cheerleaders and players.
"After a game, emotions are high at that time, good and bad. When you let a mass of people come onto the field, it's just a really unmanageable type of situation," said Troxell.
Nyh-Kwquan McCauley has went Wilson Memorial football games for seven years. He said he likes the extra security.
"I feel like it's necessary and it gets everybody pumped up. Everybody is into it now and ready to watch the game. It's not really that bad at all," said McCauley.
McCauley said he hasn't seen anything crazy at the stadium.
"They do a pretty good job, Wilson is pretty strict about that. I mean they are on top of it. They make sure everybody is safe and make sure the kids and stuff are alright," said McCauley.
Packed crowds can be hard for security and Augusta County Sheriff deputies to maintain control.
"One of the luxuries we have here is we have the rehabilitation center and there is one time three on time officers there. If we have a situation we can pull someone right on our compound," said Troxell.
Troxell said there are other rules they have had in place for a number of years. One of them, when you enter the stadium you can't leave and come back in.
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