The official naming of the field at Bearcat Stadium in honor of Doug Scheel will be held Friday night.

A reception will be held for Scheel, who compiled a 95-16-1 with seven conference and the 1986 state title as the head coach of the Bearcats the seasons of 1981-1989, inside the junior high cafeteria, beginning at 5 p.m.

At 6:30, Doug Scheel Field at Bearcat Stadium will be christened, prior to the Bearcats’s season opening game against Clarksville.

Scheel was inducted into the Arkansas High School Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame in July.