Mel Hambelton Ford kicks off fall football with 9th Annual Tailgate Party

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Wichita high schools are out at Mel Hambelton Ford in west Wichita for the 9th annual Tailgate Party.

Cheerleaders from Kapaun Mount Caramel

There's a lot of excitement in the air as we're just a week away from the start of high school sports.

All of the area schools will be out with their cheer teams and marching bands. There will also be food and prizes.

The citywide kick-off pep rally runs from 6-9 p.m.

The first high school football game kicks off next Thursday between Goddard and East high schools. Then, all of the teams will kick off their season with the first Friday night games of 2019.