The Wampus Cats are going up against the undefeated Greenwood Bulldogs at home Friday with hopes to "beat the streak," and Conway High School officials are anticipating one of the largest crowds in recent years at John McConnell Stadium.
"I would think we could have in the neighborhood of 8,000 people possibly," said CHS Athletic Director Steve Daniels. "That’s my guess."
Daniels said Greenwood fans follow their team well when playing in away games, and Greenwood is riding an undefeated streak with eight consecutive wins this season and 46 straight over the last three.
"Whoever wins it will be in the lead for a conference (7A/6A Central) championship," Daniels said.
Because of the expected crowd, Daniels said there will be added security, including police officers and administrators on duty.
Gates will open at 5:15 Friday night, and Daniels said it would be wise for spectators to arrive early in order to get their seats.
Friday is also Senior Night, and students will be recognized before the game and at halftime.
"I think with the atmosphere and the importance of this game, I don’t think they’ll have any problem at all motivating the players," Daniels said.
With the excitement of the game and the expected high level of attendance, Daniels said he hopes members of the community will come out to support the Wampus Cats.
"This is what’s good about high school sports," he said. "The games like this and the opportunity to showcase our team."
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