TOP PHOTO: The new Campbell High football field is two steps away from completion.

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Two weeks ago today, the Kamlia crew from Dalton, Georgia, stepped onto what was then a field of gravel at Campbell County High School. It looks a whole lot different today. WLAF’s Charlie Hutson shares an update of the nearly completed new football field.

This is the look just a few hours into the project on Friday, July 9, 2021.
This is the look from Eagle I on Thursday (July 22, 2021).

The last two segments remain before the Cougars new field of dreams can be called “finished;” picking and filling the field.

The devil is in the details, and the Kamlia crew is checking every line, letter and hash mark again and again.

Now that all the hash marks, numbers, end zone lettering along with the 25-yard line CC letters and centerfield Cougar paw are completed, there is only one step to complete before the crew can fill the field. They call that step “picking.” Picking involves checking every glue joint on the field of the hash marks, numbers, end zone lettering, CC letters and centerfield Cougar paw.

It won’t be long, five weeks, until the Campbell County Cougars race onto the new field for their first game.
Finishing touches are taking place on The Hill.

Picking is an all-hands on deck process. The crew will inspect the joints and also clean up any excess glue that may have gotten onto the turf. Once this is completed, it’s time to fill the field with sand and tire crumbs. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/23/2021-6AM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF WLAF’S CHARLIE HUTSON)