Fairfield High School’s football squad will open the upcoming season by wearing specially designed camouflage jerseys to honor military veterans and first responders. The Butler County school will be first in Ohio to sport the military-themed jerseys.(Provided photo/Journal-News)

Fairfield football team is Ohio’s first to sport Army-themed camouflage jerseys

The Butler County school will open its season at home against Centerville High School’s team this coming Friday evening.

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Instead of the school’s familiar red and white jerseys, the players will be in special commissioned camouflage jerseys from the Ohio Army National Guard.

“We are honored to be the first football team in Ohio to wear these jerseys,” said Aaron Blankenship, Fairfield’s Athletic Director.

The team will also honor active and retired service men and women and first responders in its first Military and First Responders Appreciation Night.

Kickoff is 7 p.m. at Fairfield Alumni Stadium. To recognize their service, these military and first responders will receive discounted admission of $5 with proof of service.

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