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Prescott's football field, track slated for completion by next home game
Badgers to host rival Bradshaw Mountain on Oct. 11

Prescott High School’s Bill Shepard Field, with its new astroturf surface is ready for play Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. The field and track project is expected to be complete by the Oct. 11 football game against Bradshaw Mountain. (Native Air helicopter crew/Courtesy)

Prescott High School’s Bill Shepard Field, with its new astroturf surface is ready for play Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. The field and track project is expected to be complete by the Oct. 11 football game against Bradshaw Mountain. (Native Air helicopter crew/Courtesy)

The Prescott High School football field and track project is on schedule with the Badgers winning their homecoming game this past weekend on the new astroturf surface, and the next home game against rival Bradshaw Mountain High School scheduled for Friday, Oct. 11.

The new track reconstruction and resurface was temporarily postponed to allow for the homecoming game, with crews back at work right after the game finished Friday night.

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The Badgers home field, Bill Shepard Field, is complete; however, its track will be polished off in the coming weeks. (PUSD/Courtesy)

Prescott Unified School District Superintendent Joe Howard said the track renovation is on schedule, and the field and track are expected to be completed, weather permitting, by the Oct. 11 rivalry football game.

The district received a generous gift of $400,000 toward the $1.15 million track project from the McIntyre Trust, with the track to be renamed the McIntyre Community Track, Howard said.

The total project cost for the field and track is expected to be about $2.3 million, with the field costs to be covered through building sales funds and the remaining costs of the track beyond the donation to be covered through the district bond funds.

A Prescott High School student athlete, Erin Kennedy, is also working through the district Education Foundation on what is called the 100,000 Mile Challenge to raise a desired $50,000 to assist with additional athletic complex improvements.

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