Heritage adds lights to football field

By Danny Hirt —


As a testament to the growing success of the Heritage School six-man football program, and for the school in general, school officials will soon flip the switch to turn on permanent lights at the Eagles’ playing field.

The culmination of a long-dreamed-of project as well as the efforts of area individuals and businesses will take place at Heritage’s “Meet the Eagles Night” slated for 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 26.

The lighting project, which cost in the neighborhood of $60,000, was paid for by many donations, according to the Eagles’ head football coach Tim Shipman.

The new lights replace a series of portable, diesel-powered lights that were brought in for each game.

In those days, the field was riddled with many dark spots, especially near the goal line and end zone areas. Uneven lighting will be a thing of the past when the 2013 gridiron season rolls around.

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