What 115 years of high school football in one small Arkansas town means
It's the start of the football season in Fordyce, Arkansas. And the excitement isn't just in the air, it's painted all over town.
"It's very, very rich in tradition," Fordyce High School principal, and former Redbug football player, Chase McCollum said.
You can't go five feet down Main Street without seeing a window, a banner or a sign supporting the Redbugs.
"The town has really gotten behind them this year," said head football coach, Tim Rodgers. "We hope that can just go out there and keep the town happy."
The Redbugs have been playing football in Fordyce for over a century.
"The program started in 1904," said McCollum. "I mean, there's some really, really big names and people that have touched hundreds and hundreds of lives."
They start them young in Fordyce. And each new generation grows up knowing that one day they'll be a Redbug too.
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