Franklin County Tech High School

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TURNERS FALLS, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -  It's not Friday night lights without the lights.

For the Franklin County Tech Football team, they never had the option to play under the lights, because they didn't have any, until now.

This looks like a regular highlight from a football game, but it was so much more than that to the Franklin County Tech football team.

This was the first game to ever be played under the lights on their home field.

"It was surreal. I had to keep reminding myself that it was real. its felt like a dream," said Senior captain Sam Trudeau.

Having been forced to play Saturday mornings for years, last Friday was the first traditional Friday night home game.

Not only players, but fans couldn't be happier.

"It was probably one of the largest crowds that we ever had and it was really fun to have that opportunity," Trudeau added.

Since Franklin County Tech is a trade school, the electrical students played a huge role in the project

"We pretty much designed the whole project. It was awesome being apart of it. We got to run everything to the lights. Pretty much do everything except terminate. It was awesome. We hung a $14,000 panel it was awesome," said Junior Hunter Wozniak.

Wozniak is an electrical student, and a junior on the football team.

Wozniak told Western Mass News being able to play under the fruits of his own labor, was unforgettable.

"I love playing football and I love electrical so having those two things come together is awesome," Wozniak noted.

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