THOMAS CO., GA (WALB) - Friday night football is back and players and fans in Thomas County weren't the only ones getting prepared.
Some businesses say this is one of the busiest times of the year for them.
Chandlers restaurant right across from the high school brought in extra staff for the big pre-game crowds.
It's the time of year that everyone, and even business owners get excited for.
"We're very very busy, from t-shirts to jerseys to cheer leading outfits. We sell all of it and people go crazy over it for all the schools," says Amy Monroe, DDP monograms.
All of the fans in the seats didn't just benefit the stores in Thomasville, but also the restaurants.
"It always helps us because we're close to the high schools we're in between both football fields and it gives us a great location to be able to help serve this area," says James Cantrell, Chandlers Drive In.
James says he enjoys seeing all the familiar faces that come through the door every Friday night.
"We always look forward to seeing the regular customers and then the ones that come from the other teams," says Cantrell.
The local businesses say even though the start of football in Thomasville was only a few hours away, they had been preparing far in advance.
"Yes, several months actually. we get our shirts ordered, of course we make sure that everything is out and ready before the first games," says Monroe.
DDP monograms will hold an event just for fans to grab all the gear they need for the upcoming games.
That event is scheduled for next week.