Fans celebrate new Lexington high school's first home game

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Lexington's newest high school is hosting its first home football game.

Frederick Douglass High School played Tates Creek High School on Friday night.

The Douglass Lacrosse Team sponsored a "Tailgate in the Paddock" to celebrate the match-up.

"It's kind of an all-athletic effort to support all of the programs and everyone is fired up about this environment tonight," said Head Lacrosse Coach Erich Castillo.

At 7:30 p.m., the Broncos took the field with the Commodores. For fans, it was neat to see the team play in the brand new stadium.

"It's absolutely gorgeous! I would go back to high school for this," said Patricia Ison.

Chundra Lott has a son who plays on the team. She said the first game at home was extra special.

"They've been itching to get out here and show everybody what they can do," Lott said.

The original Frederick Douglass High closed in 1963. Members of the alumni association stood in the middle of the field at the new school as the crowd cheered.

"It feels great," said Louis Newby, a Frederick Douglass alum. "We worked very hard to get the name Douglass because our original school was discontinued due to integration."

Frederick Douglass beat Tates Creek, 49-22.