It’s Friday night, and that means high school football across our area. But two teams from Pennsylvania are already on the field. This time there will be no fans in the stands — just players’ parents. 27 First News Reporter Nadine Grimley explains the decision from a few cheerleaders that’s impacting an entire community. It’s our TOP STORY at 6. Earlier this afternoon — Players, coaches, and other members of Shenango High School’s Football team boarded their busses, and headed to Cornell for an early kickoff. It’s a matchup that was supposed to be surrounded by homecoming festivities, but instead — the game closed to the community, with only player parents allowed in the stands. These changes were made in fear of protests, after 12 of Cornell’s cheerleaders took a knee during the National Anthem at a game earlier this season with members of a local VFW post in attendance. A move that sparked outrage from a lot of people, including military mom Randi Mariacher. In a statement on the Cornell School District’s website — Superintendent Aaron Thomas says they’ve apologized to the veterans and look forward to moving on writing quote “it’s time to move past the displeasure and anger, and discuss healing and community building.” In Pennsylvania, Nadine Grimley WKBN 27 First News.