Clearing the way

It’s been an unusual high school football season to say the least. Games across the region have been postponed due to lightening, monsoon rains, wet fields and even by the sniper attacks. Athletic directors and coaches worked hard to make up all the games in order to salvage the season for the area’s high school players.

One symbol of consistency has emerged from this otherwise unusual football season Hylton High School advanced to the state semifinals.

That Group AAA, division 6 semifinal game against Thomas Dale was put in jeopardy by Thursday’s snow storm until coaches, school administrators and local volunteers went to work. Unwilling to see yet another game postponed, the Hylton “Snowdogs” were mobilized and the field was cleared using snowblowers, tractors, shovels and a lot of manpower. Clearing seven inches of snow from a 100 yard football field is not easy task.

Thanks to their efforts, students and fans were treated to Bulldog football on the frozen tundra at Hylton High School.

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