Drought and Six Man Football

robb kendrick

11-man fan
Hi My name is Robb Kendrick. I'm a photographer who grew up in Spur and Hereford, Tx but now live in Austin. I work frequently for National Geographic Magazine and I am currently working on an NG story about the drought in Texas. I'm trying to see if anyone knows of a football team that is canceling their season, or playing all AWAY games because of field conditions and lack of water for their field or safety concerns for the players due to fields not being watered?

Another alternative would be what team has the field under the most stress, maybe little grass left? Trying to show the human side of the drought and if it is impacting High School football in Texas. ANy thoughts on this would be appreciated.

Also, if you have any other thoughts on drought impact in your area that is especially telling of the severity I am open to hear about other items.

My email is [email protected]

Many thanks,

We play on turf but as far as practice is concerned we have had to use the gym for the majority of practice because the sun has killed ALL the grass on our practice field. The field now has cracks and holes and is almost 100% dirt.

Coach Ross
(903) 386 - 0400
Athens Christian Prep
Our practice field at Wichita Christian is 100% dirt. Our varsity kids do not take to the ground (our JH kids do because they don't have too far to fall and don't hit very hard anyways). I told our kids it may suck now but at least it's a good story they can tell when their old!
Crowell ISD would have had to cancel or at least play all away games as we as a town have been on water rationing since early July. With this heat nearly no amount of water seems to be enough so watering on certain days and during certain hours of the day wasnt going to work for us. We were blessed to be able to pump water out of our City pool onto our football field while we were digging water wells so as to have water to save our field and our games at home. We still have not plumbed any water to our practice field and its like all the fields mentioned above, bald and cracked. Our fields show both ends of the issue. Praise the Lord we have a wonderful school board that sets aside moneys for these types of problems. The district spent a large chunk of change installing our water works but it will all be worth it when we can have our home games and Homecoming on our own Dick Todd Field.

Are the fields above watered by mother nature only or is rationing or the lack of City water the issue?

I feel sorry for those districts that have no other options. Sad,sad!!!

Pray for rain and lots of it!!!
Each day, a truck from nearby Bronte hauls 6,300 gallons of water to Robert Lee High School to irrigate the football field, at a cost of $200 per trip. That keeps the ground soft but far from green, and there's practically no grass.

"Three years ago it was like playing on a green or a fairway," football coach Shay Avants said. "We'll have a little bit of home field advantage now, I guess, because we'll know what it's like to run in the sand."

Read more: Robert Lee teeters on drying up in drought - Mywesttexas.com: Top Stories http://www.mywesttexas.com/top_stories/ ... z1XrRthxe6
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Robb is trying to identify this field... any guesses
Just be grateful that you are not walking with a limp or in a wheel chair after a collision with that fence. Coaching strategy at Three Way. Put your dads on the fence on your side, and run dive to Three Way side and sweep to your side. Ha
High Plains Drifter":1px8rnpi said:
My question is why is it still that shape? Been a good number of years since been played on. Unless it is an old picture. One thing about it, Willie knows. Ha

Yeah I had read the old school buildings and other structures had been torn down.