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‘12th man’ flag raising

The Tyrone Golden Eagle football team may take the field every Friday night with eleven players, but as many opposing teams have noticed through the years, there’s one more player impacting the game – the “12th man”. In honor of the loyalty and vocal prowess of the fans who follow the Golden Eagles all around the area each week, the players, coaches, and booster club have dedicated a “12th man” flag that was raised before the kickoff of last night’s game. The flag will now be raised on the same pole that the American flag and state championship flag waves proudly at every home game. Coach Franco and the boosters wanted a fan to raise the 12th man flag Friday night during the dedication ceremony, and everyone involved agreed that one of Tyrone’s biggest fans, Ken Miles, also known as “The Megaphone Man,” would be the perfect candidate. Shown is Miles and Tyrone football equipment manager Al Shoenberger getting ready to raise the flag. (The Daily Herald/Nick Cushion)