In the stands at the Cherokee High School season opener Friday, there were more than just cheering and whistles heard in the stands.
"It's one of those things that we keep God and Jesus in our prayers," said Brance Hagood, a fan and father of one of the players.
He, like many in the stands took part in a pre-game prayer at the game.
Since the act of publicly praying was not started by a school official or an invited religious figure, but a volunteer group, it doesn't break any laws.
The group "Expecting God's Help," started the movement.
"As long as it's not a school-led prayer, we can do this," said Dr. Blaine Jones, one of the organizers.
He said the group wants to make this a weekly tradition.
"Not only Cherokee (High School) but Volunteer High School, in Hawkins County. But if we can, into Sullivan, Hamblen, Greene, SW Virginia and wherever else we can reach out to," Jones added.
People including Hagood said they're doing nothing wrong. He just wants to show his faith.
"Community getting together, all the churches and all the denominations coming together, what we need to do," Hagood said.
The group plans to take their message of prayer to both Cherokee High's home games, and to Volunteer High School too. Their home opener is next week.