High School Football & Soccer: Coming Soon to Carnes Crossroads
September 26, 2013 | Around Town
Northwood Academy is excited to debut its new football field at Carnes Crossroads later this season! The turf is settling in, bleachers are being installed and there are even plans for concessions stands to be in place by later this fall.
With its church and preschool at Carnes Crossroads already complete, the next step for the evolution of Northwood Assembly’s Carnes Crossroads campus is the addition of new facilities to house their lower and upper schools. But the school is wasting no time taking advantage of the opportunity to create a new venue for their team’s home football and soccer games.
Earlier this summer, the school consulted with Michael Fabrizio, Director of Golf and Grounds Maintenance for the Daniel Island Club, on soil analysis and to select the best turf variety to use for the football field at their new campus.
“We are very excited about the new facility,” said Rodney Richard, associate pastor at Northwood Assembly. “The field is coming along nicely and we’re looking forward to hopefully having the Chargers host some soccer matches here at Carnes Crossroads later in the season.”
That timeframe depends largely upon the weather, as the turf needs to mature properly before it can be played on.
“They had some heavy rainfall that halted sod installation midway through the process, which ultimately delayed the completion by more than a week. While the initial goal was to have the field ready for play for the final football games this season, there should still be time to get in a few soccer matches later this fall if the weather cooperates” said Fabrizio, who is largely responsible for the Daniel Island Club’s reputation for the impeccable conditions on its courses’ greens and fairways. He will remain in contact with the school and contractor to advise on maintenance recommendations as the field matures.
We’ll be sure to be there when The Chargers take the field for their inaugural home game at Carnes Crossroads. Watch this blog for details on when you can catch Northwood Academy high school football and soccer action live at Carnes Crossroads later this season!