Delay in turf field opening

Written by Mike Halloran
 | Tuesday, 08 September 2009 19:11

DHS Athletic Director Thom Holdgate announced that the opening of the turf field that was scheduled for Thursday’s boys’ soccer game with Marshfield has been postponed due to construction of the track. The game will now take place in Marshfield on Thursday at 4 p.m.

The contractor installing the track was to lay down the fifth coat on Wednesday and remove the protective plastic on the field on Thursday. The excellent weather has allowed construction to move right along, but the track needs to cure after its final application, forcing postponement of the soccer game or a possible switch in home dates with Marshfield.

Holdgate is still holding out hope that both the field hockey and football games can be played as scheduled on Friday, but has reservations about the lines for field hockey and all of the football lines being painted within the short window of time between completion of the track and Friday afternoon’s starting time. Holdgate has a contingency plan for field hockey to play at another site.

As for the football lines, Holdgate feels that the DHS maintenance crew can place the hash marks on the field in time for Friday night’s opener with Bridgewater-Raynham.