(WBIR, Knoxville) Thursday night, high school football kicks off across East Tennessee.
Powell High School is hosting Fulton, and after a morning pep rally students at Powell are pumped up for the big game.
The Powell High School Band, football players, cheerleaders, the dance team and students gathered on the front porch of the school Thursday morning.
It's a weekly tradition at Powell that kicks off every game day. Usually the pep rallies are on Friday, but this week it was moved to accommodate for the Thursday night match-up.
There are also two other games Thursday night.
Fulton is traveling to Dobyns Bennett and Seymour will face Sullivan North.