What a disappointment. We went to the Boyle County Board of Education meeting Monday night and were sorry to see that while the board did listen attentively, it was obvious that the decision had been made before we arrived. The discussion was not what would be good for the school or what would be good for the students as a whole. It centered around what would be good for the Bermuda grass on the field. Too many feet on the delicate grass would make it difficult for the boys to play ball.
While we heard many times it was not about the band and the football team and that the field belonged to all the kids, their decision was to permit only one group to use it. The field, we were told, must be kept in its best condition so that the boys could continue to play "their" style of game and have a home-field advantage. Wouldn't it make more sense that they learn to play on any field, so they would not be concerned when they went to play on all the other fields that are used for a variety of things, including soccer, baseball and band competitions? If other young men can play on those fields, what prevents the young men on our team from doing the same? If this grass is that delicate, what is it doing on a football field to begin with?