WSYR-9's Friday Morning Lights coming to Auburn's Holland StadiumChristopher Sciria
AECSD Public Information Specialist
Auburn students will get their chance to shine as WSYR-9 brings its live Friday Morning Lights broadcast to the school district this week.
Friday Morning Lights is a segment of WSYR’s Morning News program where they visit different high schools in Central New York throughout the football season. Friday Morning Lights will be broadcasting live from Holland Stadium from 6 to 7 a.m.
Morning News anchor Ryan Dean and meteorologist Kate Thornton plan to interview students, district officials and highlight its teams and programs.
“I appreciate Channel 9 News coming and covering the Auburn Enlarged City School District,” said Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo. “We have so much to be proud of. I'm glad it's going to be showcased in and let all of central New York see what we're proud of.”
Friday Morning Lights started in 2018 and was off for a couple of years due to COVID but is back for this season.
“We felt now was the time to bring it back and I was super excited because that's one of my favorite things to do, we get outside of the studio, be part of the community,” Thornton said. “Especially with the kids, being a mom of three that is, you know, is really near and dear in my heart. So I absolutely love it.”
Friday Morning Lights will be a fun way to showcase Auburn’s programs and students in a high-energy environment.
“It's been really great just to get school spirit back, especially coming out of the pandemic era right now,” Thornton said. “Obviously things have shifted a little bit now, the social media world, TikTok and Instagram. So we're trying to engage more on that now as a part of things and it's been so much fun being out there and feeding off the energy of the kids. It's been a blast so far.”
Twelve hours later the Maroons (2-1 season record) will be playing Corcoran as the Auburn Enlarged City School District will host Auburn Spartans Pop Warner Football and Cheerleading Recognition night where players and cheerleaders will receive free admission to the game.