Aram “The SGV Tour” took me to Charter Oak in the morning and Rosemead in the afternoon. Only problem is that while Charter Oak was where I thought they’d be, Rosemead was practicing not on campus, but at Rosemead Park next door.
Turns out that there’s been a set back in the installation of Rosemead High’s all-weather track and the football stadium is not available for use. And the team’s practice field just so happens to be being re-sodded and won’t be ready for use until early/mid September.So, the Panthers are displaced and could soon be officially homeless.
The practice field is one thing, but the football field is something entirely different and the possibility of Rosemead playing somewhere else beside on the corner of Lower Azusa Ave. and Rosemead Blvd. is a real possibility.
Rosemead is set to open the season Sept. 10 at home against Montebello, but that’s looking in doubt now. Panthers coach Matt Koffler said the team will either have to play every game on the road or find another field in the district to host its home games.
The problem with the track is that the asphalt base laid before the track is installed was laid too high. It now has to be shaved down and then the track can be put in. Needless to say, it’s a disaster. For now, the Panthers have to walk to the park from the team locker room in order to practice.