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On a night when high school football usually takes center stage, this Friday night was a little different.
Police officers stationed all through Hugh Mills Stadium.
Marie Adair and Tracy Walker say they only came out to the stadium in Albany to support their Lee County band student.
This coming in the wake of Southside Bloods leader, Dontavious Luke, being shot and killed by a rival gang this past weekend, sparking talks of possible gang retaliation.
"We wanted to be here to support her and the band so we decided to come on and whatever happens will happen," said Adair.
As promised, there was added police presence at the stadium. Cops were in the parking lot, on the sidelines and even in the stands.
Although Walker says she feels safer with the added security, if it wasn't for her daughter being in the band, she wouldn't be at the game.
"This is right in the middle of the territory of one of the gangs, so we probably wouldn't be here if it wasn't for supporting our kids," said Walker.
"No, I don't fear my safety, but I do think we need to come together as a community and stop all this senseless violence," said fan Jeremy Gaston.
We caught up with one fan who says he's not scared of gang retaliation.
He's out to support family as well and says he doesn't think gang retaliation will spill over into schools.
"I'm just here to support my sister and that's all I'm worried about," said Gaston.
He's optimistic that's the only thing he has to worry about.
Police say there will be added security at Saturday's game at Hugh Mills Stadium as well as at ASU's home opener.