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October 11, 2012

Legacy of Clint Small Stadium will live on after last T-NT game

Friday night's T-NT game will be last at historic field

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Tonawanda News — “I anticipate that there’ll be a sizable contingency of old THS football players at the game,” Holloway said. “I know Brad Halgash is going to have them on the field for the last hoorah.”

Holloway said he’s expecting a great game on Friday. He said the Warriors are better than their record and they’re battle-tested coming out of a “loaded B Division.” He said he’ll be very disappointed if they don’t do “very well.”

Gross, meanwhile, will say goodbye to a childhood friend when Clinton Small Stadium closes its doors for good after the 2013 season. A friend that has been there for him his entire life. But he’s happy the name on the stadium will live on.

“It will always be a special place, even when the goal posts and the lights aren’t there. There are men with their ashes scattered on that field. Maybe mine too someday,” Gross said. “It’s going to be tough to leave but at the same time the new beginning will be great for our kids and the community and school. 

“The new stadium will be Clint Small Stadium, just in a different location. That tremendous man’s name will be on the field permanently. Everybody in that new facility will know that that is Clint Small Stadium.”

What you need to know • Game Time: 6 p.m. • Tickets for the game are available for pre-sale at the offices of both athletic departments. • Hour-long wait times are expected at the gate. • Tickets are $2 for everyone and children under the age of 5 are free.

Contact Sports Editor Matt Parrino at 693-1000, ext. 4117.

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