Friday Night Flights… in Surprising Suffolk!

October 25th, 2012 at 6:52 pm by under Personalities, Sports, Uncategorized

We are halfway into high school football season and that means WAVY TV 10 is hitting the skies and the ground for Friday Night Flights.

Once again, I got to kick off the season on September 7, days after the school year started.  I was constantly posting pictures and updates on Facebook and Twitter.  It was fun to check the messages of folks following me.

This year,  it was “Surprising Suffolk” night for me.

I flew in Chopper 1o to Lakeland and King’s Fork High Schools in Suffolk.  The weather was warm and the skies were clear… and that brought lots of folks out!

So many people came out at once, Lakeland’s box office ran out of change right before the game started!

Lakeland has a great support system backed by “The Blue Crew”, a student led group that tailgates before each game.

Lakeland took on Hickory of  Chesapeake.

The game started with twin sisters riding horseback to lead the football team onto the field. Lot’s of school spirit there and a win for the Lakeland Cavaliers,  27-0!

On to King’s Fork High School where they took on Indian River High School. My mom teaches in Suffolk so I actually met a lot of her former students during both stops.

The band kept the crowd rockin’ and the cheerleaders helped me toss out footballs to fans in the stands.

Back to the KFHS band, they’ve really come a long way in just a few years. Band Director, Jason Taylor,  told me the band nearly tripled in size since his arrival four years ago. Taylor won’t admit his leadership is the reason why- but Drum Major, Jarleel Baker,  told me Mr. Taylor certainly does motivate them to do their best and provides awesome support.

As a former bandie, I know how important it is to have a good leader and peers to make the production the very best. I think The Bulldogs are doing a fine job at that!

Time is moving quickly… just a few more weeks of high school football season. Don’t forget to tune in each Friday night for Friday Night Flights at 11:15pm on WAVY-TV 10.  Follow our progress on our Facebook page and send us your high school football game pictures to

Check out each week of Friday Night Flights- including the bands of the week, here.

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