Geneva County High School limits kids from attending games unsupervised

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HARTFORD, Ala. (WDHN) — Geneva county high school has just made a change to who is able to attend their football games.

Starting tonight, if you are 15 years old or younger, you must be accompanied by an adult to enter

“We just want to make sure we can ensure the safety of everyone at the game,” Principal of Geneva County High School, Ashley Sanders said. “And also ensure they have an enjoyable viewing experience in these facilities.”

This is in part to why kids were coming into the game unaccompanied.

“We have some issues with parents dropping kids off, especially the younger kids. And it causes some issues with older folks here at the game. And we cant walk around,” said Sanders. “Because at the end of the day we are just here to watch football. And we want to make sure everyone that comes to the stadium is able to enjoy that.”

Sanders says these unsupervised kids are distractions and even hazards to the older audience as the older people have been hit with balls and almost fallen over.

There aren’t enough people to watch over all of these kids at a game.

“We don’t have the staff to supervise that. It’s just me and one other administrator and we can only do so much,” Sanders said.

One wiregrass parent is all for this change.

“It is bad that it has come to this but this is what needs to happen,” Parent Gary Peoples said “If they can’t come in and act like teenagers should they should be accompanied by their parent.”

This change looks like it is here to stay.

“This is something we are going to stick to from now on. Most people are very compliant tonight and we have had a good time tonight and I hope we can continue this into the future,” said Sanders.

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