Cleanup begins around Tiger Stadium

Published 4:45 pm Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Members of the CCHS Gridiron Club and students took part in a workday on Tuesday to begin preparation and cleanup around Tiger Stadium.

Jon Wilson, vice president of the Gridiron Club, was on hand helping lead the efforts.

Cutting the hillsides around the stadium and trimming the bushes in the corners of the end zone were the main focus of Tuesday’s work.

“When you get cleaned up with a fresh shave and a nice suit, you just feel better about yourself,” CCHS head coach Tal Morrison said. “I firmly believe that you take pride in where you’re at, and this is our home.”

This was the first time since the end of the football season that the hillsides along the stadium had been cut.

According to Wilson, the first cut is always the most grown up and presents the toughest challenge.

“After that, it’s all about maintaining it every month,” Wilson said.

Wilson invited all Chilton County High School alumni to come out and help in the beautification process at any time from now to the end of the football season.

“There is a lot that goes into keeping every maintained and under control,” Morrison said. The field alone is tough to do, but then you have the hillside and everything else. It adds up.”

This is the third year that the workdays have taken place. Parents, alumni and students looking for community service hours are the primary participants in the workday sessions.

“Ever since I’ve got here, the parents and the Gridiron Club has done a great job as far as their willingness to volunteer time,” Morrison said. “We have a lot of work left, but with the help that we have, it should be knocked out in no time.”

The Tigers started its three-day conditioning this week, mandated by the state, in time for the start of spring practice on May 1.

The team will practice Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays for three weeks and wrap things up with a scrimmage on May 19.