The first Marysville home football game for a high school team this season will be played Thursday at Bunsold Middle School.
The Monarch freshman squad will host Grove City, with kickoff set for 6 p.m.
The frosh will be the first MHS grid squad to play a home game on a turf field.
The middle school gridders christened the field with a couple of games on Monday.
“The Bunsold field looks great and everything I’ve heard was positive,” said Marysville High School athletic director Joey Day.
“Everyone is happy that Bunsold has its own field.”
Bunsold is one of the few middle schools in the state of Ohio with its own field.
“I would say it’s a minimal number of middle schools that have their own field,” said Day. “Most play their games on high school fields.
“It’s not often that you see a school district with separate football fields.
“I think this is a testament of the support from the community to make good things for the high school and middle school.”
Just when the varsity Monarchs will be able to see action on the new high school turf remains to be seen.”
“It’s a day-to-day thing,” said the MHS athletic director. “We are working with the contractors, but there hasn’t yet been a date set (for the first game).
“We don’t want to ‘over-promise’ anything until we get the green light.”
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