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Falcons fans pack a Lawrenceville HS stadium for Friday Night Lights

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LAWRENCEVILLE, GA (CBS46) -

More than 12,000 Atlanta Falcons fans jammed the stadium at Archer High School in Lawrenceville for the annual Friday Night Lights.

The event is part party and part football, but mostly all about preparing for the team's preseason games while giving back to the fans.

"This event is one of my favorite events," said Falcons head coach Mike Smith. "There's nothing like a Friday night in the fall and late summer in the state of Georgia, in terms of watching high school football. It allows us to return back to our roots."

Falcons wide receiver Harry Douglas also expressed his excitement for the event.

"I think it's a great event," said Douglas. "I look forward to it every year. It's great to be able to come out here on a Friday night in a game atmosphere, and at the same time a high school atmosphere, and be able to put on a show for our fans."

The night ended with fireworks and music blasting from the speakers.

Next week, things get a little tougher as the Falcons start playing for real. They host the Miami Dolphins on Friday at the Georgia Dome for their first preseason game.

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