McPherson sports fans are expected to gather in droves on Friday at McPherson Stadium for the annual Fall Sports Preview, which is for both McPherson High as well as McPherson Middle School activities.
There will be numerous introductions and scrimmages as Bullpup fans get a look at what to expect this fall.
Starting at 3 p.m. and continuing through 9 p.m. will be the “Drive One 4UR School” event, sponsored by the McPherson High Booster Club. For each no-sales pitch test drive, $20 will be donated to benefit all athletics, band, choir and orchestra. Ford and Midway Motors will give back $12,000 if 300 people take a test drive and all drivers receive a free hot dog. There will be street closures to allow for the test drive.
Also during the evening, football reserved season tickets go on sale from 5 to 7:45.
Admission for the evening is a non-perishable food item or cash for the McPherson County Food Bank.
The Booster Club will have available hamburgers, hot dogs and brats. Another twist this year is that old MHS Yearbooks are available for a suggested donation of $5. Years range from the 1960s to 2014.
Here is a schedule of events:
• 3:00-9:00 — Drive 4UR School
• 5:00 — MMS football scrimmage; MMS volleyball scrimmage (Sport Center)
• 5:55 — MMS cheer squad
• 6:00 — MHS soccer scrimmage; MHS volleyball scrimmage (Sport Center)
• 7:00 — MHS marching band, color guard and introductions
• 7:10 — MHS Bel Canto and Mixed Ensemble sing National Anthem
• 7:15 — Fall sports teams introduced (MMS and MHS)
• 7:30 — MHS cheerleaders
• 7:35 — MHS Hi-Steppers
• 7:40 — MHS football scrimmage