LAYING IT DOWN

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Photo by Bob Sofaly

A work crew with Thomas Turner Construction Co. continues to work on the football field Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 5, at Beaufort High School’s Eagles Stadium. Bill Morris, assistant superintendent, said 6 inches of gravel will be put down as a base. Then a mixture of sand and rubber pellets will be put down just before the artificial sports turf. Morris said artificial turf usually runs 20 degrees warmer that the ambient temperature. The rubber pellets absorb the water and help cool it down. Morris said the turf is glued on. There is no stitching. The edges butt up together to form a seamless finish. The hash marks, yardage lines and school logo will be cut into the turf and glued in as well. Morris said they should be finished with the turf in late August. 

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