It was a night to remember in Cambridge history. A crowd of fans, students, parents and Cambridge High School supporters gathered to see the football team for the first time under the stadium lights. The atmosphere was similar to a Friday night game complete with music, cheers, and plenty of Bears spirit throughout the stadium.
Head Football Coach Craig Bennett lead the way as the Bears took to the field as the clock struck midnight. Bennett and several assistant coaches ran the players through drills until around 2:30 a.m. There are more than 100 players who have signed up to play with the Bears this season.
Following the practice, the team went back inside the locker room to change into their shorts and T-shirts and came back on to the field to hear the coaches talk about team building and leadership lessons. The Touchdown Club was on hand to serve breakfast to the players in the early morning hours around 5 a.m. before everyone headed home.
It was a chance for the public to get a first look at the new stadium at the school which will open Aug. 13. The Bears open at home with their inaugural game against Riverwood at 7 p.m., Aug. 31.
The Cambridge Bears will play in the GHSA 7AAAAA Sub-region A.