Lion football season tickets on sale Monday

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By LPR Staff
Editor/POST-REGISTER

The dog days of summer are in full swing, school supplies are beginning to appear on store shelves, and the band can be heard tuning up near the high school most mornings. In Central Texas, these seasonal markers can mean only one thing.

Get ready for some football.

In preparation for the upcoming season, the V

arsity Lions started two-a-day practices on Monday. Their first scrimmage will be held at Lion’s Field on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, beginning at 7 p.m. against Cuero.

Regular season play begins on Aug. 27, with district play opening on Sept. 24.

Lockhart ISD Athletic Director Melinda Kirst warned football fans of a change this year that might cause concern to some parents.

“Because of scheduling with the other schools in the new district, we had to move Homecoming up this year, earlier than it’s traditionally been,” she said last month. The Homecoming Game, this year a non-district competition, will be Sept. 17.

Reserve seating tickets will go on sale on Monday, Aug. 9, for this year’s five home games: LaGrange on Sept. 10; Dripping Springs on Sept. 17; Alamo Heights on Sept. 24; Hays on Oct. 15; and Smithson Valley on Oct.29.

The first week of sales, Aug. 9 – 13, will be open for only last year’s season ticket holders, focusing on those who wish to keep their seats this season. All other season tickets will be open for sale on Monday, Aug. 16, and will be on sale until Aug. 20.

Reserve seats will also be sold at the gate the night of each game, on an individual, as-available basis.

Pre-sale reserve seating ticket books are $25, and cover each of the five home games. The price increases to $6 the week prior to each home game, and $7 at the gate on game night.

All student athletes, not just the Varsity Lions, will have the chance to strut their stuff at Lion’s Field this Friday night during the annual Midnight Madness Sports Rally, a recently-adopted tradition at Lockhart High School.

The annual rally, designed to introduce the community not only to the coaches and athletes, but the band, drill teams and cheerleaders, begins at 7 p.m., when the stands and a variety of booths will be open to the public.

The Roaring Lion Band will kick off the true festivities at 7:45 p.m., as they make their first official appearance of the school year, taking the stadium while playing the Fight Song.

The rally, sponsored and organized primarily by the Lion Athletic Booster Club, will last until midnight, with performances by the band, cheerleaders and Lionettes, speeches from coaches and team captains, and an introduction of this year’s seniors.

For a full battery of Lion and Lady Lion fall sports schedules, as well as some thoughts from Head Football Coach Robin Rapp on the upcoming season – and how he intends to follow up on two playoff berths in the face of a new, larger and tougher district, pick up next week’s Post-Register.

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