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Back to football: KBJR 6 launches Friday Night Lights tonight

DULUTH, Minn. -- Football is officially making it's return to night in the state of Minnesota.

The Minnesota State High School League reversed their initial ruling to postpone football until the spring, and teams will start a six-game season tonight (Friday, October 9).

Schools are allowed to host fans on a limited basis, depending on the specific rules in guidelines in individual communities and districts. Many games will also be streamed online tonight for fans unable to attend games.

KBJR 6 will be covering the following high school football matchups for their opening Friday Night Lights special with sports anchor Matt Halverson:

-Duluth Denfeld @ Hermantown

-Proctor @ Hibbing

-Hill City/Northland @ Barnum

-Hinkley/Finlayson @ Chisholm

-Carlton/Wrenshall @ Cromwell/Wright/Floodwood

-Ely @ South Ridge

-St. Croix Falls @ Northwestern

The show starts at 10:15p.m. on KBJR 6, and will be available online shortly after it airs.

Matt Halverson

Sports Anchor and Reporter

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