Shillington, PA - August 31: Two footballs on the side of the field. At Gov. Mifflin High School Stadium in Shillington, PA Monday afternoon August 31, 2020 for the first day of PIAA-mandated Heat Acclimatization football practice. The season was pushed back as a precaution against COVID-19 / Coronavirus. (Photo by Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images)

We are 9 days away from the start of the spring football season for North Carolina public schools and to prepare for the season, two rivals met for a scrimmage.

Shelby and Crest met in Boiling Springs in what will be their only meeting during this spring season. It will be the first time this rivalry will not be played in the regular season since 1968.

The spring season is only 7 games pretty much consisting of conference games.

In another mean pandemic twist, no fans were allowed in Bryson Stadium for the scrimmage.

The lack of fans didn’t take away from the spirit of the players as it got “a little emotional” at times, but both teams got in some quality work.