KNOXVILLE (WATE) – It may be the holidays, but that didn’t keep a local high school football team from practice and a Thanksgiving breakfast.
A state championship is on the line as Fulton High School takes on Loudon High School Friday night. The winner will go the state championships.
For Fulton High School players, enjoying a Thanksgiving breakfast before hitting the practice field, excitement is in the air.
“It’s become a tradition for us,” says Fulton High School Head Coach Rob Black.
Black says when you one of four teams in the state practicing on Thanksgiving, you’re moving in the right direction.
“It’s just a neat time for our guys to come together as a football family and spend Thanksgiving morning together, eating a meal then going our to practice,” says Black.
Fulton is 13-0, but Loudon High School is also undefeated.
Quarterback Adam Diggs says he’s happy to spend the day with his second family. “To make it here that means a lot to us,” says Diggs, “we are just one step closer to winning state and it’s a lot of fun to be with the guys.”
For others, like Senior Tony Gunn, they’re counting their blessings.
“I get the honor of eating with my brothers three years now,” says Gunn. “You can’t ask for anything else, the lord has just blessed us with everything.”
Breakfast and practice, a tradition on Thanksgiving the team hopes to continue for years to come.