I believe it was last Thursday, was our first time on the new field,” Allen said, reflecting on the team’s recent good fortune. The field is not actual grass, according to Allen, but AstroTurf.
When asked by the Tribune what prompted the investment in a new field, Allen responded with surprising news.
“I can tell you, I do know in Buncombe County, about every ten years, they take up the turf and redo the fields. This happened to be our year,” Allen told the Tribune.
“They come in, I think they did ours and I think they’re doing Enka High School’s as well. It was our turn in the rotation of the Buncombe County School System to get the new turf.”
Allen praised the work done on his team’s new field.
“I think they did a great job. The field looks really, really good.”
North Buncombe High won their first game last week against Cherokee (24-21) and will host their rival, Madison High, on the 24th when they hope to bring home “The Jug” in the two-team rivalry.