Everything you need to know about Saturday’s big game

Published 1:58 pm Thursday, December 11, 2014

SAVANNAH LUCAS | CONTRIBUTED PUMPED UP: The Washington football team runs out of the tunnel prior to its game against Elizabeth City Northeastern last week.

PUMPED UP: The Washington football team runs out of the tunnel prior to its game against Elizabeth City Northeastern last week.

Time to break out the blue. Washington is two days away from competing in the 2-AA state championship game in Winston Salem against East Lincoln.

The matchup pairs the Pam Pack (14-1), champion of the Eastern Plains Conference, and the Mustangs, an undefeated team from Denver out of the Southern District 7 Athletic Conference.

Kickoff is scheduled for 4:05 p.m. on Saturday at Wake Forest’s BB&T Field, home of the Demon Deacons football team.

Game time weather conditions should be mostly sunny with winds gusting anywhere from 5 to 10-miles per hour. Temperatures are expected to be in the low- to mid-50s at kickoff, so a light jacket or sweatshirt is recommended, but you might also want to pack a winter coat. Sunset will occur at 5:08 p.m., which will cause temperatures to plummet into the mid-30s as the game progresses.

Follow from home
For those who cannot make the 3-hour and 15-minute trip to Winston Salem, there are a variety of options available to stay current with what’s happening on the field. The Washington Daily News will host a live blog on the main page of its Web site (www.thewashingtondailynews.com). There you will have access to play-by-play and live scoring updates throughout contest. You can also follow sports editor Dave Cucchiara on Twitter (@cucch22).

The game is also available via radio on WTIB 103.7, coverage beginning at 3:30 p.m. with the pregame show. Joining Patrick Johnson on the call will be former Pam Pack standout, ECU receiver and NFL player Terrence Copper, who will also be providing the Daily News with commentary. Magic 95.9 will also be broadcasting the game from the press box.

The Time Warner Cable Sports Channel, channel 323, will be broadcasting Washington-East Lincoln and the rest of the games live from the stadium throughout the day. Mike Solarte, Ethan Horton, Paul Doherty, Jay Sonnhalter and Amanda Busick will be on the call.

For students, two fan buses are available at $20 a seat. Those interested can inquire at the Washington High School front office. For others willing to make the trip, parking is available in the Blue, Red, Orange and Gold lots, all of which open at 10 a.m. Parking is $10 for cars and $20 for buses.

The easiest way to get to BB&T Field is by taking Highway 264 West to I-40 to Indiana Avenue in Winston-Salem. Then take exit 111A from Highway 52 North. Continue on Indiana Avenue and take East 30th Street to Deacon Boulevard.

No coolers, food containers or even body/face paint are allowed inside the stadium, but fans will be able to tailgate in the parking lots. Concessions will be available inside the stadium.

Once inside the stadium, sections 11-12 (non-Deacon Tower side) are designated for East Lincoln fans. Sections 1-10 of the stadium (Deacon Tower side) are for Pam Pack fans. Game day tickets are $10 and no re-admittance is allowed.

There is an assortment of hotels in the area, including the Residence Inn Winston-Salem, Embassy Suites and Courtyard by Marriot.


More news about the Pam Pack:

Pam Pack heads out at 9 a.m.

Long line of Pam Pack tradition

Editorial: Echoes of the past

Taking a journey down the ‘long blue line’