PRESTONSBURG - Prestonsburg Mayor Jerry Fannin last suited up for a football game in 1975. Fannin will put the pads back on Saturday night, playing for the Eastern Kentucky Drillers of the Ultimate Indoor Football League. The City of Prestonsburg’s leader is expected to line up at defensive end or linebacker when the Drillers host the Mississippi Hound Dogs for a late-season matchup at the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center.
Fannin worked out in his first practice with the Drillers on Wednesday evening at StoneCrest Park. He got in reps on the defensive side during his initial practice with the local indoor football team. The Prestonsburg Mayor will have three practices in before he plays for the Drillers in the home game this weekend.
Fannin is looking forward to playing for the Drillers. He also invites fans out to the highly-anticipated game.
“I encourage everyone to come out and watch Saturday night,” Fannin said. “It’s a great experience for all fans, especially the kids. The players are also very appreciative of the fans and their support.” Earlier in the season, Steve Little, an officer with the Prestonsburg Police Department, played for the Drillers.
The Drillers will host Mississippi for Autism Awareness Night with all kids getting in free with a parent’s paid admission.
Kickoff for Saturday night’s game is set for 7:30 p.m.