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Glenn-East Forsyth football game to have more deputies than normal

Kernersville police said there will be an increase of deputies at the game "for multiple reasons."

KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — If you're heading to the Glenn-East Forsyth football game Friday night, you'll notice a larger law enforcement presence. 

Kernersville police told WFMY News 2, "in the interest of public safety, for multiple reasons there will be an increase of deputies at tonight's game." 

Fifteen Forsyth County Sheriff's Deputies will be on patrol at the game. Normally, there are 10. The sheriff's office said the increased patrol is because the two schools are rivals and it is a sold-out crowd. 

Authorities said they don't anticipate any issues, but want to be prepared. 

Many fans said they appreciated the added officers.

"With ll the violence that's taken place, I think it's really good that they bring more security especially with all the people that are coming out here tonight," James Settle said.

Most didn't mind the extra time it took to get into their seats and said it makes it easier to enjoy the game.

"It makes me feel better to know that I'm safe and watching a football game and enjoying the moment and knowing that I'm protected," Martine Powell said.

The game is at Glenn High School and the seating capacity is a little more than 4,400. 

This is WFMY News 2's Friday Football Fever Game of the Week. We'll bring you highlights from the game in our 11 p.m. newscast.