Parker Field Turf Project Underway

Thursday, August 11, 2016
The first roll was placed between the north goal post and the 40 yard line.(TD photo/Tim Blair)

The final preparations on the Parker Field turf project were completed late last week, and Tuesday the first rolls were laid. By that afternoon the majority of the playing surface, end zones and sidelines were covered. The final handful of the 200-plus, 50-yard-long, rolls were unfurled Wednesday, as this phase of the project is completed.

The first game on the new turf, which came from a farm in Ironton, Mo., will be Friday, Sept. 9, as the Portageville Bulldogs visit PHS. The game will also include the special commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the filming of A Face in the Crowd.

The project was contracted to Turf Renovations, of Portageville, and coincidentally the son of the company owner, Kevin Rone, is set to play for the Bulldogs in the first game on the new surface. He wears #5.

Wednesday morning workers were wrapping-up the process of applying the new turf to the field. This is the machine used to unroll the new surface.(TD photo/Tim Blair)
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