|Updated: 10/05/2012 5:48 pm
||Published: 10/05/2012 3:37 pm
When you think about football, you think of the bone jarring hits and the suspenseful long runs.
But what about the field?
Today - my job was to take care of it.
I met the Head Coach at CAC High School, Tommy Shoemaker - who gave me more details about the job.
"How long does it take usually to paint a whole field like this for a game?"
"Two to two and an half hours, but it can be as long as four if the rig breaks down,” Tommy said. “So it takes a while"
"So you're telling me you need a little extra help?"
"I'm going to put you to work. If you're going to come out here, you have to work."
The coach wasn't kidding. Before I knew it, we were getting ready to work on the hash marks to insure they would be straight - we first laid out a long string across the football field.
Once the coach approves, I crank up the paint machine called the "Lazer" and followed him while he painted the mustang grass.
After a while, I volunteered to try it out.
Easy, but time consuming.
The only downside to the work? Getting paint on you.
As an added bonus - Coach Shoemaker let me pick up the grass clippings with a John Deere.
"How did I do?"
"You did good. You did a good job. I think I'll let you come by and work with us a little bit."