RB Hunter Caldwell

A local volunteer effort is underway to get Fairview High School’s football field ready for the Yellowacket’s season opener.

This Saturday, anyone interested in helping should meet at “The Jackets’ Nest,” as the Fairview football field is called, at 8 a.m.

“We’re going to clean, paint, weed, or whatever else needs done to spruce up our football facility,” Bert Hester, who organized the effort on Facebook, said. “Heck, we’ll grill some hot dogs with chips afterwards, if one of the local grocers would like to pitch in. All volunteers are welcome.”

The “Battle of 840” is the yearly game between Fairview and Page High School. The game will be the season opener, on August 18, for both teams.

So far Hester has asked for various supplies, such as push brooms, ladders, bottled water, and, most of all, time and effort from volunteers.

He has also asked for help with some landscaping.

In 2016, the Yellowjackets fought their way to one of their best seasons in recent years. They won 11 games, went undefeated in the regular season, and lost only in the second-round of the post-season.