For some South Florida high school football teams, no place like (a new) home
July 13, 2013
By Christy Cabrera Chirinos, Sun Sentinel
For three years, Troy Bottom has played his high school football games on another school’s field.
That school’s fans have been the ones in the stands, and that school’s scoreboard has marked wins and losses. But this fall, all of that will change as Bottom and his Pembroke Pines Charter teammates finally experience what it’s like to play a home game at home.
The Jaguars are one of a handful of high school football programs from Broward and Palm Beach counties that will open the 2013 season at new facilities. For some, such as Pines Charter, that means a state-of- the- art on -campus stadium. For others, such as Calvary Christian, it means playing games at night as new lights are installed on their existing home field.