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Friday night football back on at William Penn High

Junior Gonzalez
York Dispatch
In this file photo, York City Police investigate after two men were shot outside a York High football game at Small Athletic Field on Sept. 9, 2016.
(Amanda J. Cain photo)

Nearly a year after a shooting prompted the York City School District to move William Penn Senior High School football games to Saturday afternoons, the contests will again be played under Friday night lights.

A district spokeswoman on Wednesday, Aug. 2, confirmed the switch back to Friday nights.

The move to Saturday afternoon games was among a series of security measures put in place last September after a shooting occured at Small Athletic Field during the Bearcats' home opener.

Stephon Brown is wanted in Friday night's shooting outside a York High football game.

Other changes approved by the school board incuded adding a monitoring station at the field where security camera footage could be viewed and increasing security staff at games.

Darius Allen and Antwan Jackson, both of York City, were shot just outside the football stadium where 2,000 people were watching William Penn take on McCaskey on Sept. 9.

The stadium was placed on lockdown for about 20 minutes.

Sixteen-year-old Stephon Damieen Brown is charged with two counts of aggravated assault, 2,000 counts of reckless endangerment and single count each for criminal mischief, carrying a firearm without a license and illegal firearm possession by a minor.

William Penn Senior High School athletes have a new leader of the school's athletic department. Jeffrey White has been hired as the school's athletic director.

Brown remains in York County Prison awaiting a hearing to determine whether he will remain charged as an adult or have his case moved to juvenile court.

The Bearcats home opener is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1.