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Monroe City High Schools prepping for new turf fields

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- Mowing the football field at Neville and three other Monroe City high schools will soon be a thing of the past.

Come this Summer they are getting new artificial turf fields. The renewed mileage tax will cover the cost for the improvements to the fields and their facilities. 

School Board members believe the improvements will add to the student athletes level of play.
     
"It will help our teams be more prepared for playing on other fields now since they play on artificial turf now more than they play on grass and the players are excited about it," School Board member Mickey Treweek said.

Since football is king here in the Arklamiss, it's understandable if football programs in the Monroe City School system wants to be above the rest. School leaders believe the turf fields will add to player safety. 

"Well it puts us on the same level of other schools and then you look at the safety factor in it, it's giving turf. You never have to worry about the weather," Carrol High Head Football Coach Jackie Hamilton said.

The fields will also serve use to the high school soccer teams next Spring. Monroe City Junior High Schools don't have fields, they will be using them as well starting in the Fall.

Improvements will also be done to the tracks at all three schools, once the renovations are complete all of the facilities will be open for community use.

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