Tribune photo by Rand Middleton
Ed Newberg of Hector hovers his 2005 Robinson Raven I over the Hodapp Field 50-yard line on Wednesday afternoon. The emergency measure sucked the moisture from the rain-soaked grid allowing players to gain traction for that night’s game.
Willmar notebook: Schools making switch to turf
Small colleges did it, some high schools did it, towns big and small do it, Alexandria is doing it, maybe Brainerd, too, and Hutchinson is on the way.
Turf fields may not be cheap but they continue to catch on. At least 30 Minnesota high schools have synthetic turf, most recently Sauk Centre and Rockford, both Class AA-sized programs.
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