Alex Douchette (75), Gavin Lepage (74), Mackenzie Grenier (60), Ben Gilpatrick (77), Jason Booker, lower right, and the rest of the Edward Little High School football team listen to head coach Dave Sterling inside the Red Eddies locker room ahead of Friday’s home opener against Bonny Eagle. Friday was opening night for high school football statewide. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Chuck Berube of the Edward Little Grandstand Club sells 50/50 tickets to Tony Grenier prior to the start of Friday night’s Edward Little High School football game against Bonny Eagle in Auburn. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Jennifer Brooker buys tickets for herself, her husband, Andy, and son Sam on Friday for the Edward Little High School football game against Bonny Eagle in Auburn. Mary Jipson is the volunteer ticket person. Brooker’s son, Jason, is a senior on the EL football team. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

The Edward Little High School cheerleaders and fans wait for Friday’s game to begin at Walton Elementary School in Auburn. Friday was the opening night of high school football across the state. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Scott Whalen, president of the Edward Little High School Grandstand Club, right, and Josh County make french fries Friday for football fans at Walton Elementary School in Auburn. Whalen said the club has been raising funds for scholarships and athletic equipment for the EL teams since 1961. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Team captains Jack Keefe (9) and Gavin Lepage (74) break through a banner Friday that reads “Family Heart House” in Auburn. The Edward Little High School cheerleaders made the banner. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Head coach Dave Sterling talks to his Edward Little High School football team Friday before the start of the game against Bonny Eagle in Auburn. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

Team captains Ben Gilpatrick, left, Gavin Lepage, Jack Keefe and Jason Brooker attend the coin toss Friday to start Edward Little High School’s first football game of the season. The Red Eddies played Bonny Eagle at Walton Elementary School in Auburn. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

The Edward Little High School football team lines up for introductions Friday in Auburn. The Red Eddies played Bonny Eagle on the opening night of Maine’s high school football season. Daryn Slover/Sun Journal

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