MINERAL, VA (WWBT) - The ground was shaking once again in Louisa County on Friday night. But it wasn't an earthquake or another aftershock this time - it was the thousands of Lions football fans that packed the Jungle for the football opener.
Fans called it a "perfect way for the community to get back together" and "a way to get back to normal" after natural disasters have rocked this area for 10 days. The high school has been closed down because of damage inflicted by the earthquake, and Louisa AD Mike Parsons didn't know until earlier this week if the field would be playable for a football game.
But thousands of fans packed the stadium, and watched their team roll to a 48-21 victory over their arch rival Orange County. The Louisa family did not have smiles when they woke up on Friday, when they found their stadium had been vandalized during the night. "LC = Lose" and "OC" were spray painted onto the grass, and the press box also had inflicted some damage. Most of it had been cleaned up by gametime.
It helped to inflame an all ready intense rivalry. But most fans said, that they didn't care too much about vandalism, they just wanted to beat Orange.