TOP PHOTO: Campbell County Youth Soccer practices took place on Thursday evening in preparation of the new fall soccer season on Saturday. Games are played at Ken Snodderly Park in east La Follette. (PHOTO COURTESY OF WLAF’S CHARLIE HUTSON VIA EAGLE I)

La Follette boasts one of the nicest soccer facilities around.

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Twenty-six teams and more than 300 children will be on hand when Campbell County Youth Soccer (CCYS) opens its fall season on Saturday morning at Ken Snodderly Park. Crews with La Follette Parks and Recreation have been busy getting the field and facilities ready for the season, and teams have been practicing for about a month in preparation for game action. See the full ariel photo gallery HERE.

“Our folks have worked hard to have everything in place, cleaned, painted and spiffed up in time for the start tomorrow. We’re looking forward to a fun season for the kids,” said Johnny Byrge, director of La Follette Parks & Recreation.

It’s almost time to play.

“They (Parks & Rec) do a wonderful job of having our field and facilities in good order. The field is looking so good, and they’ve done a lot of work on the Ken Snodderly Park sign. In fact, old fencing has come out with new fence on the way to replace it,” said Mike Riley, director for Campbell County Youth Soccer.

Mums are ready for the fall soccer season and so are about 325 boys and girls.

Riley’s in his 14th year as director while CCYS has been going for more than 20 years now. It’s a co-ed league with boys and girls ages 3-14 taking part. “There are generally fewer players in our fall session,” said Riley.

The field will be full of players on Saturday.

The eight-week season opens tomorrow at 8:30am. The post season tournament begins the first week of November, according to Riley.

“We’ll have at least 12 matches tomorrow running from 8:30am until around 2pm,” added Riley.

Soccer action begins Saturday at 8:30am.

Ken Snodderly Park is behind La Follette Elementary School bordered by Back Valley Road. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/08/2023-6AM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF WLAF’S CHARLIE HUTSON)