Wetmore High School receives new football field thanks to community

WETMORE (KSNT) – 1986 was the last time Wetmore saw any high school football in its town.

After discontinuing partnerships with surrounding schools such as Sabetha and Centralia, Wetmore was forced to create a football program last year, and with the help of the community and the Wetmore Booster Club, the Cardinals now have a home field.

It took just more than a year, but a hay field right behind the baseball field was converted into an 8-man field for the Cardinals to use, something that could not have happened without the city’s help.

“This never would have worked if it wasn’t for this community,” said Brian Boeckman, Wetmore Booster Club President. “I don’t know how many communities across Kansas could’ve pulled this off in a year, but this community did and it speaks volumes of what this community feels about our school, the community itself and I just hope know that we can give back to the community and enjoy these Friday night games.”

Wetmore will play their third game at home against Madison on Friday.

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