By Marshall Foreman
McDonald County had an exciting new feature added this year, and it’s hard to miss. The new football field will also double as a new soccer field, both major improvements for both sports. Renovations officially began on October 31, 2018 at the ground breaking ceremony that was held during school. The ceremony featured different senior athletes who had played on the original field in the past and some who will play on the new field in the future.
The field took about 3 months to officially finish. The process consisted of leveling the original field, stripping it of all of the real grass, covering it with gravel, laying and adhering the turf, placing the field markings, and finally placing the turf infill (the turf beads).
In addition to the field, we also received new field goals and soccer goals.
The field is going to be put to great use by the upcoming athletes. The graduating and graduated classes worked hard to be able to make this happen. Everyone is super happy about seeing McDonald county getting something new.