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A reader asks: What’s up with the Decatur High School football field?

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A reader asks: What’s up with the Decatur High School football field?

The current state of the Decatur High football field. Photo provided by Renny Hyde
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The current state of the Decatur High football field. Photo provided by Renny Hyde

The Decatur High School football field has seen greener days.

One Decaturish reader asked, “Do you know what is going on with the DHS football field? There is currently no turf on the field. Do you know what happened to the old turf and when it will be replaced? Also, what does this mean for the football game schedule?”

City Schools of Decatur spokesperson Courtney Burnett said the field had to be replaced following a storm.

“The field was damaged by a storm in June and is scheduled to be completed mid-September,” Burnettt said. “This means that we had to switch the home games against Miller Grove (Aug. 23), St. Pius (Sept. 7), and North Springs (Sept. 14) to away games. While the field is being repaired, we had to find practice space for the football team at [the former United Methodist Children’s Home campus] and Avondale Stadium and [practice space for the] band at Ebster field and Winnona Park field.”

According to 3ten, the Decatur High news website,  Athletic Director Rodney Thomas said the June 11 storm sent water underneath the field and lifted it up, moving gravel around and pulling out spikes in the process. To read the full story on 3ten, click here.

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