Plymouth High brings back "Rocky Top"

PLYMOUTH, Ind. -- Tradition is what makes high school football so much fun every Friday night. This season, one tradition is returning to Plymouth High.

People in Marshall County were shocked last year when school officials banned the song, "Rocky Top" from being played at high school football games.

Officials said some of the lyrics were inappropriate.

But decades old traditions don't die that easily in Michiana.

School officials and Head Football Coach John Barron decided the marching band will perform the instrumental.

Barron has been with the team for over 20 years and says there's no greater feeling than putting up points on the scoreboard and giving fans a reason to sing.

Coach Barron says it was hard on the whole community because it's the song everyone looked forward to on Friday night.

Kevin Garrity, a former Plymouth football player, agrees.

"You start thinking about all the times with your teammates when you were playing and you know how special it is for those guys that are currently playing," says Garrity.

Their first game is Friday, August 29th against Bremen.

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