Senior Luke Abell tries on a uniform the Knights will wear Friday night.
Marion County High School’s football team will sport new uniforms Friday when they take on Washington County to honor September 11th. Instead of the typical maroon and white, the Knights will wear white uniforms from the National Guard with camouflage numbers and an American flag on the left shoulder.
“These uniforms are a small but important way for us to honor a powerful moment from our country’s history,” MCPS superintendent Taylora Schlosser said. “The players that will be on the field Friday night won’t remember or perhaps weren’t even alive during the 9/11 attacks, but that event still affects them today -- maybe even in ways they don’t always realize. These uniforms are a way for us to honor the past, but they also give us an opportunity to continue to educate our young people about that part of our nation’s history [...] When a young person asks why we’re wearing different uniforms this Friday, I hope someone takes a moment to share with them the impact and importance of the events on 9/11.”
Washington County is also set to wear National Guard uniforms.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 at Washington County High School.