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More than 2,000 people expected at Friday the 13th high school football game

This image is from the 2015 Friday Night Lights game when the South Kamloops Titans beat the Westsyde Blue Wave. The host team will look for revenge in this year's edition of the game.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Westsyde Secondary School
October 12, 2017 - 4:32 PM

KAMLOOPS - The fifth annual Friday Night Lights football game on the Westsyde Secondary school field will be played tomorrow as the South Kamloops Titans battle the Westsyde Blue Wave.

The stands will be filled and then some with upwards of 2,000 people expected to attend from all over the city tomorrow, Oct. 13.

Admission to the game is free with a concession sponsored by Save-On-Foods and there will also be a bouncy castle set-up. For added entertainment, the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack cheerleaders will be performing and there will be a live band playing at half time.

Titans coach J.P. Lancaster says with neither team looking like there is a playoff run in the books for this season, this game will be the highlight of most of the kids' football careers.

"It's really the heart and soul of what Kamloops football is about so neither team has to tell the guys the importance of it," he says. "I know both our teams had hopes to be more competitive in the conference... and that doesn't appear to be the case so this is kind of it for our teams."

Out at Westsyde, coach Cory Bymoen says the Friday Night Lights game has become an event that really brings the community together and many residents that normally would never attend a high school football game look forward to this night every year.

"I think it works out in Westsyde because it's a close knit community and there are a lot of people that actually look forward to this game," he says. "We would like to get lights out here more than once a year for our games because it is good for our community."

Both South Kamloops and Westsyde are have only played one regular season game a piece with both teams losing to schools out of Vernon. With only five teams in the league and two that move on to the playoffs it would take a major upset later in the season for a Kamloops team to have a chance.

This will be the second Friday Night Lights meeting between the two teams as the Titans got the win in 2015. Last year the Valleyview Vikings won the match-up against Westsyde in a thrilling overtime game.

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