The Brighton High Bengals are gearing up to make fresh tracks at two new athletic fields.
This fall, the Bengals’ girls soccer team, always a contender for the state title, will be the first to play at the new soccer stadium. In addition, the Bengal football squad, which last year reached the 5A semi-finals, will have its maiden outing on the home field's newly installed artificial turf.
Construction crews at both locations worked throughout the spring and summer to ensure that the fields were done before the Bengals were scheduled to play at home for the 2015 season.
The community is invited to two ribbon-cutting parties to cheer the end of construction and start of play at the two facilities.
On Tuesday, Aug. 11, at 3 p.m., Brighton’s players, coaches, the BHS administration, and the Board of Education will host at short ribbon-cutting celebration before the first home game of the season. The event will be at Brighton’s new soccer fields, built in front of Butler Middle, 7530 S. 2700 East. Hot dogs and water will be served to attendees who arrive to cheer the Lady Bengals to victory against Northridge.
Wear your blue-and-orange Bengal gear to the Friday, Aug. 21 home game at Brighton. At 5:30 p.m., before the Bengals kick off for the first time on their new, colorful field, Brighton’s student body and administration, as well as the Board of Education, will applaud the installation of the turf. Officials will snip a red ribbon, hear a few words from football players and coaches, and celebrate with food from Brighton’s boosters. The tough Brighton squad will face Herriman at that night’s game.