GREENE – In high school football, every home win is a big one. But for the Greene Trojans, Friday night’s victory over their Whitney Point rivals had special significance: It marked the team’s first contest on Greene Central School’s newly-completed artificial turf playing field.
“It was awesome,” recalled Superintendent Jonathan Retz, commenting that not even the chill in the fall air detracted from the much-anticipated experience of seeing the Trojans take to the new field for the first time. Especially since it took place earlier than expected.
“The original plan called for the completion of the field in the beginning of September,” reported Retz, but construction setbacks due to drainage issues and heavy summer rains pushed back the project’s completion date to the beginning of October. As the sports teams, which had expected to use the field, made other arrangements for practices and early season “home” games at other facilities, fingers were crossed that the field would be ready in time for Homecoming on Oct. 9.