Carney gears up for first home game in 90 years


Tuesday, September 16th 2008, 2:44 pm
By: News 9


By Doug Warner, NEWS 9

CARNEY, Okla. -- The Carney junior varsity football team will take the field Tuesday night in the school's first home football game in almost a century.

The school district has been without a football field for about 90 years. A group of volunteers set out to change that in February.

A local welding company took old oilfield pipes and created goal posts.

The group bought Wellston's old scoreboard for pennies and a bucket of paint later it was theirs.

The Carney baseball team donated a spare set of bleachers.

"Everybody in this crew contributed, worked hard at this, tremendous sense of pride," said Karla Dimick with the Carney Business Association. "I know we've salvaged a lot of things to get here, but it's gonna be worth it."