As a taxpayer in Calhoun County as well as a parent of children involved in
the Little League Football program, I am truly disgusted with the recent
decision by the superintendent and school board to deny the use of the new
football field to the little league program. Likewise I am angered that
something that my tax dollars helped pay for is being refused to my
As everyone is well aware Wayne Underwood Field is in a shape of
ill condition. Aside from the bleachers being removed, the concession stand
being rendered useless, and there being no electricity or scoreboard, the
condition of the 'home team' side of the field is a safety hazard.
readers have mentioned, one has to wonder if these were the children of the
board members that were playing, would the decision be the same? I would
question as well that if the Red Devil football season were to begin in
mid August, would the field still be too fragile for the varsity team to
use? I seriously doubt it.
I can understand that the school is concerned
about the condition of their field prior to their first season on it, but I
fail to see the damage that would be caused by these little children using
Isn't it ironic that the board is turning its back on the tax payers who
elected them to this position? Perhaps more voter education should be
employed prior to the next election.