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BURNET — While the main event on Friday, Sept. 2, at Bulldog Field is the Marble Falls Mustangs-Burnet Bulldogs football game, the guests of honor aren’t the players, but men and women in a different sort of uniform.

Burnet Consolidated Independent School District officials are honoring all Burnet County first responders before kickoff. Plus, all first responders in uniform get free admission into the game along with special seating.

“Last year, we did this later in the season,” BCISD Superintendent Keith McBurnett said. “But this year, we wanted to make sure we honored all our first responders: Burnet, Marble Falls, all of those in Burnet County.”

The recognition will happen just before the 7:30 p.m. kickoff. Officials ask all first responders — fire, EMS and law enforcement — to gather at the east end zone near the field house by 7:10 p.m.

Just before kickoff, first responders will make their way onto the field, where the Marble Falls and Burnet fans can honor them.

Along with the recognition, McBurnett said the district has set aside the new Bulldog Open Air End Zone Suite on the northwest side of the field for first responders and their families. Those taking advantage of this area should bring lawn chairs.

But, McBurnett said, first responders are also welcome to sit anywhere in general seating.