Rain can be such a buzzkill.
Turf is usually installed at high school football fields to help protect from the natural elements. On Friday, one Pittsburgh area high school found out the hard way that is not always the case.
Just as the kids from Southmoreland high school in Pittsburgh were getting amped up to kick off their football season on their home field, a brutal storm rolled in and washed away their excitement. A torrential thunderstorm, which lasted just over an hour on Friday, left more than two inches of rain on the Pittsburgh area and ruined the Southmoreland football field, according to CBS Pittsburgh.
The storm caused flooding in the area around Southmoreland High and poured down onto the football field. The floods were so intense that they caused the edge of the turf to actually lift up and scrunch together like a carpet, leaving what looked almost like indented tire tracks on the field. The school has no idea how long the field will be out of commission, according to Alverton superintendent John Molnar.
“There is water damage under the carpet,” Molnar said. “We are thinking it might be a total loss at this time, we don’t know, fortunately we do believe our insurance will cover it,”
Check out the ugly turf in the photo below.
Photo via Twitter/@CBSPittsburgh
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Interesting strategy, Cotton. We’ll see if it works out for them here.