If you’re going to Clinton High School home football games this season, you’d better be paid up when you get there.

Advance, on-line tickets are the only ones being sold this year in deference to the COVID-19 epidemic and capacity limitations at Wilder Stadium, where the Red Devils will open their season on Thursday night against Emerald in a Region 3-3A game.

Tickets for all home games will be sold through the website, chsreddevils.com. The ticket box office can be located at the top of the home page under the tab labeled “Tickets.” No tickets will be sold at the stadium. The printed ticket or an electronic ticket must be presented for entry.

The online box office will open for the week’s events on Mondays at noon.

Senior citiens may purchase varsity football tickets on Tuesdays before home games. Tickets, for senior citizens only, for the Sept. 24 game against Emerald may be purchased from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the bus loop at CHS.

Tickets for Clinton Middle School events will continued to be sold at the gates, though attendees are asked to bring correct change.

Ticket prices are $7 for varsity football and $5 for CMS/JV football and all volleyball.

All spectators are expected to follow the guidelines listed below.

  • Face coverings required for all spectators while on site (except children under age 2).

  • Social distancing will be practiced.

  • Spectators should remain in their vehicles until gates are opened for entry.

  • Spectators should remain in their seats unless they are visiting the restroom or concession stand.

  • Spectators should practice social distancing while standing in lines.

  • Congregating prior, during or after the event is not permitted (tailgating is not allowed).

  • Spectators are expected to exit the venue and depart from campus immediately following the contest.

Riverside, a Region 2-5A school, defeated Clinton, 21-13, on Saturday morning in the opening session of an all-day jamboree hosted by Greer High School.

The Red Devils took an early 7-0 lead on a long drive in which both Kimon Quarles and Jykorie Gary ran effectively. The advantage was short-lived, thanks to a 94-yard run by Riverside’s DeShun Reeder, whose father, Chetyuane, was once a Clinton standout.

After the Red Devils pulled to within a point on a 5-yard Shy Kinard touchdown run, he was stopped shy of the goal as Clinton went for the win in the 2-quarter contest.

Reeder clinched the Warrior victory with a 34-yard touchdown with just over a minute remaining.

About 75 percent of Clinton’s roster consists of sophomores and juniors.

Erie Williams, a longtime Greer assistant, is the first-year head coach of the Warriors.