A Patriotic Kickoff

Ceremony honors veterans before playoff football game

Jim Gaines and Christina Putney-Sprague drive the game ball to the 50-yard line for the presentation of the ball before the Yukon and Mustang football game Friday, Nov. 13 at Miller Stadium. (Photo by Chuck Reherman)

From Staff Reports

A veterans group took part in a ceremony before the kickoff of the Yukon High School versus Mustang High School football game Friday, Nov. 13 at Miller Stadium.

Corporal Eddie “Mac” MacFadden delivered a game ball to the referee and flipped the coin for the coin toss. Members of the Patriot Guard Riders rode around the field inside the stadium on motorcycles and waved flags as part of the ceremony. McFadden was the honored veteran of the group.

See more photos from Sports Editor Chuck Reherman inside and read full coverage of the football game in the Progress Sports Section.