Lincoln High football will open its season on a Thursday.
Cougar head coach Robert Herrod said the team will open the season against Braxton County on Thursday, August 29th.
This summer Lincoln installed a new turf football field. That project is complete, and new lighting and a new sound system will also be installed in time for opening day.
Coach Herrod said the community has always been supportive, and starting early is an incredible opportunity to show off Cougar football.
"Thursday night football will be a chance to showcase us when everyone else is on Friday. It will be good for everyone in the community for people to come out and watch the first football game of the year, and see what exactly we have to offer with our new turn and the things we are going to be able to put around the field. So we really excited about the opportunity and excited to get ready and go," said Herrod.