Above: Ain’t it a beauty? (Photos courtesy of Rudy Mendez)
PHS and Muir will play in brand spankin’ new fields when the season kicks off in a few weeks. ‘Stang Nation will beam with pride when Diamond Ranch comes to town come Week 0, a rematch of last year’s first round of the CIF-Southern Section Southeast Division playoffs. Then there’s PHS, playing its first home game on campus ever when the season begins, never mind that PHS’ schedule on CalPreps has them listed at PCC. Playing on a state-of-the-art field surely will give both the schools and the surrounding communities a sense of pride, too. These photos were provided by PHS alumnus Rudy Mendez who e-mailed to say: “(I) was allowed access to tour the new football field at the school. …. I spoke to the crew working on the field and they told me they’ll install aluminum bleachers next week.” Funding also was provided to upgrade and begin construction for new fields at Blair and Marshall high schools next summer. There’s a reason why Blair agreed to play its first five games on the road this season, to have those teams return the favor next year when Blair unveils its new field. Blair will spend less money this season by not having to play at PCC and the Vikings will generate some revenue next year when Blair Blair ends its second-year contract with this year’s nonleague opponents. Finally, some exciting news for Pasadena-based high schools.