The wait for high school football is over, and the preparation will allow familiarity with cheerleaders and the fans. The big difference that won't be easy is capacity capped at 25%.
"The biggest thing we're trying to avoid is having people go to the game and get turned away," said Vermilion Parish Superintendent Tommy Byler.
In Vermilion Parish, pre-sale tickets will be sold until 2 pm on game days. In addition to no tickets being sold at the gate, the district is encouraging social distancing at all times.
"We're trying to avoid the gathering of the people at the concession stand. There will be no kids in the end zone playing football. The student sections who are on top of each other, we can't allow those things."
Those behind the scenes believe the new protocols put in place could be a smooth transition seeing it working for other sports.
"Our volleyball seasons are going, and we have those mandates in place. We have kids running cross country, and we have kids swimming. So, all of our fall sports are up and running."
A learning process may come with adjustments after week one, but the goal is to play eight.
"We just hope all the social mandates are followed because we want to play eight games."