Lake High School Debuts New Turf.
By Chris Beaven
The team will play its first game on new artificial turf — Alumni Field — at Lake Blue Streak Stadium when A.B. Lucas of Ontario visits for a 7:30 game.
“We really like it,” Lake head coach Jeff Durbin said. “It’s a unique product.”
Installed by ForeverLawn of Hartville, Lake’s first artificial turf is intended to be even more grasslike than most synthetic grasses.
The turf is just the latest upgrade to Lake Blue Streak Stadium, which added a press box a few seasons ago.
“It’s a very nice place to play; the setting, the press box, the field itself,” Durbin said. “It’s pretty special. If you’re a Lake player, that’s enticing. It’s kind of like a nice weight room.
It doesn’t mean you’ll have a great football program, but it certainly helps.” As part of Friday’s debut, Lake will honor the key donors and contributors at halftime. The postgame will feature a fireworks display courtesy of the Uniontown Lions Club.