How I Became A Citizen of GillvilleSeptember 16, 2013
After a week of anticipation and rising spirits, the color red had permeated Liberty’s campus. The energy level couldn’t have been higher as students and faculty alike counted down to the first home football game of the season.
Even though I’ve never considered myself an avid football fan, Liberty has a way of turning you into one through the sheer excitement that surrounds you.
One could say I caught the “Flames fever”
The day before the game I was able to take part in a Liberty tradition known as “Gillville”. This tradition gets its name from the head coach of the football team, Turner Gill. The night before every home game, students are invited to camp out at the football stadium with music, movies, outdoor games and the opportunity to meet the head coach. The all-time record for attendance is, or rather was, 120 students. That record was more than tripled at this first Gillville with an attendance of 377 students! (Including myself of course). The school spirit at the stadium that night was so immense and highly contagious. But don’t take my word for it, see for yourself.