Wave Football Moves To New Practice Facility

Greenville High School football team leaves old "grass field" for Jennings Center Track & Field Complex

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Greenville moves from old practice field to The Jennings Center Track & Field Complex. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

GREENVILLE – Residents living on the south side of Greenville’s Honeysuckle Drive will very seldom look out their back doors and see the Green Wave football team practicing on the field behind their homes in the future.

The practice field does not have an official name but Greenville football coach, Bart Schmitz said, “we just called it the grass field behind the school.”

“We just called it the grass field behind the school” … Coach Bart Schmitz. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“It’s not officially retired,” he continued. “We used it in July when soccer practices were on both the turf and inside the track but I got approval from Mr. Shaffer and our administration to go ahead and use that field inside the track. It’s too nice of a practice field for us not to use.”

The Greenville football program shares the football stadium at Harmon Field with both the boys and girls soccer programs for games as well as practice.

The Jennings Center Track & Field Complex striped and ready for Greenville football practice. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Moving to The Jennings Center Track & Field Complex allows the team the opportunity to utilize the new Greenville Field House at Harmon Field when the soccer programs are practicing on the Harmon Field turf.

“The barn where we store everything is right here and it’s great for our kids because of the facilities that we now have,” said Coach Schmitz. “It just makes sense. Nobody wanted to see it there and not used so Mr. Jenkenson, Mr. Shaffer and Mr. Martin Striped it for us early this week and we’ve been on it. It’s a beautiful facility, beautiful fieldhouse so we are really happy for what the school has provided for us.”

Old grass field behind the school (Gaylen Blosser photo)

The field at the Jennings center is natural turf and has a built-in irrigation system.

“Right now it’s getting watered four times a week,” Coach Schmitz noted. “It’s a phenomenal facility for us to use.”