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story.lead_photo.caption Fountain Lake football players practice on their new field on Tuesday. - Photo by THE SENTINEL-RECORD / MARA KUHN

More and more Arkansas high schools are going green, but it’s never looked this lush.

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Sports, Pages 21 on 09/17/2010

Print Headline: HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Green acres

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    September 17, 2010 at 7:30 a.m.

    I find it interesting that schools are spending $600K for turf with a life expectancy of 10 years, meaning it will cost about $60K per year. I don’t think that the majority of schools can afford this luxury. I simply don't see how the schools will be able to support this kind of activity over the long haul. Even if the price were to drop in half, Schools can find better ways to utilize that amount of money. Don't get me wrong, I am a big supporter of Athletics and volunteer countless hours in local schools. When I was much younger we had the three Rs, today we have the three As, Academics, Arts, and Athletics. All three have a place in society and we should embrace the education of our youth.