Freeport High School competing in Battle of the Stands

Staff Report

Freeport High School is competing in the U.S. Cellular “Battle of the Stands” competition on Friday during their football game. Freeport is one of eight schools participating in this nationwide competition to find out which team has the loudest fans, with the winning school receiving $25,000. The football game will take place at 7:15 p.m. at Freeport High School, 701 W. Moseley St.

U.S. Cellular is encouraging all fans of Freeport High School to come to the football game and cheer the team on to victory. At the game, U.S. Cellular will provide spirit packs to fans to help increase the decibel level, and at a dedicated moment during halftime, the crowd noise will be measured and results will be posted at Pretzel fans will then be able to track their school and see how they rank against the other competing schools. Each week, a different high school will be featured, and their fans will have the chance to prove they are the loudest. At the end of the competition in November, the winning school will be named.

“We want to celebrate the fans of high school sports and the local communities that come together to support the players,” said Scott Preston, area sales manager at U.S. Cellular in northern Illinois. “At U.S. Cellular, we are a part of our local communities, and we know how passionate fans can be about their local teams. We look forward to seeing the enthusiastic school spirit and hearing how loud everyone can be.”

Fans of the school who are unable to attend the game can visit the day of the game and for a week after the game to find out how they can add on their own “digital crowd noise” to add to the school’s total. Freeport High School is competing against other high schools in Iowa, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

Between now and November 13, fans of high schools across the country are also encouraged to upload a video of their school’s game day fan tradition. A winning video will be announced every week until November 13, and the fan who submits the video will win $500, with the school involved also winning $500. For more details, visit

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