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Sports Notebook: Some daytime football

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So many public high-school football games are played under the lights on Friday nights, so it’s a pleasure when occasionally one will take place during the daylight hours instead.

That was the case in Arlington on Saturday, March 13, when the Yorktown Patriots hosted the Washington-Liberty Generals in an all-county showdown. Washington-Liberty took a 7-0 lead, then later tied the game at 14, with Yorktown eventually winning, 27-14.

The best thing about daytime football, or any sport for that matter, is it’s so much easier to see all of the action, and very clearly. So many high-school football fields have average to poor lighting, that sometimes seeing the detailed action and making out the uniform numbers isn’t as easy as during daytime contests.

We’ve often suggested at the Sun Gazette that every public high-school varsity football team’s regular-season schedule includes at least one daylight game, whether on Friday afternoon or Saturday.


Friday night lights are awesome, but a real daytime game every so often is a delight as well.

– Dave Facinoli


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