The weather was warm, the moon was full (although partly hidden behind the clouds), and the stands were packed with fans eager for a good Friday night football game.
Then, the big boys took to the Ken Bruhn Field.
Both teams had hundreds of fans, many painted green or orange from head to toe. Some onlookers were armed with horns, and others made noise the old-fashioned way- screaming and cheering.
The Crystal Lake South marching band, color guard and poms gave a great performance, even playing the Tigers school song in a good-will gesture to their cross-town rivals.
In the end, the Gators Varsity team ran away with the victory beating the Tigers 16 to 6.