Preparing for Friday Nights

The Mercer County football team will open up their season on Aug. 20 at Alvis Johnson Field in the Little Caesar’s Fort Harrod Bowl.

Whitaker Bank donated a new concession stand to the Mercer County football team. It is one of several upgrades at Alvis Johnson Field.

Daarik Gray

Herald Staff

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High school football is back. In less than two weeks football teams all around the state will step on the field for the first time in 2016. 

For Mercer County that first game will come on Saturday, Aug. 20, as the Titans host the Little Caesar’s Fort Harrod Bowl.

But this year’s home games for Mercer County will have a different feel than in years past. The Titans are making the transition to  Alvis Johnson field for the foreseeable future.

“I really wanted to play there last year, but the bleachers weren’t ready,” said Mercer County Football Coach David Buchanan, who is in his second year as the Titans’ head coach. 

Although Buchanan didn’t get his wish to play on the historic field last season, a year can make a lot of difference.

“The bleachers are ready now and they are one side,” said Buchanan. “I’m excited and I think they look really good.”

The field was named after former Harrodsburg High School football and track coach Alvis Johnson on Nov. 1, 1996.

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