UPDATE: Clay County players and fans pray out loud during moment of silence

Blaine Carragher, WSAZ

CLAY COUNTY W.Va. (WSAZ) — Before Friday night’s matchup between Clay County and Braxton County, both teams knelt in prayer at the center of the field.

Prayer is nothing new for Clay County High School football games, but Friday was the first night of a new mandate: prayer cannot be read over the loudspeaker.

After someone voiced a concern to Clay County Schools about the practice, the school decided to instead observe a moment of silence.