High schools change football game times after gunfire disrupts play

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - A schedule shift for some high school football games after a frightening night of play last week. That's when a game was interrupted by gunfire.

Parents wanted this Friday night's game moved to another location. Instead district officials moved the game time up, before sunset, to make players and people in the stands feel safe.

The shots were fired outside Summer High School right after the second half of kickoff between Gateway and Vashon high schools last week. A St. Louis Post Dispatch photographer captured images of players, students and parents as they took cover.

The incident still raises some concerns for parents.

"We still have parents over here saying they don`t feel comfortable because they have to watch traffic behind us." said parent Kamekia Knight.

But coaches and players took to the field Friday night. Parents sat in the stands, supporting their teams, despite what happen last week.

"We a have to find a way to continue to move on and let these situations not deter us from moving on with our lives." said parent Andre Holman.

Security was on hand as the start of the game time changed from 7pm to 4:30pm.

Gateway beat Career Academy 47-0. This makes Gateway 8-o with a big game set against Rockwood Summit for homecoming next week.