Los Altos girls soccer coach Chris Reeder complaining about the field conditions again … at least I think that’s what he’s complaining about.
1. Los Altos — The worst field in the Valley, especially after it rains. If it wasn’t for the colorful blue and red stands, it would be a complete mess. It’s just old, even the lights are in a bad spot. It reminds me of the old Edgewood high field we use to play on, rock hard in the winter with more uneven surfaces than the moon.
2. Wilson — Is there a pattern here? The Wildcats’ field might be worse than Los Altos, but the stadium gives it an edge over its rival. You know, there was once a deal in place that after La Puente got its new field turf surface that Los Altos and Wilson would soon follow. When, In 2020?
3. Mountain View — More of a problem for its futbol team than its football team. You can’t have one of the best boys soccer teams this century playing on that gigantic crown they call a field. A few years ago they almost had a playoff game postponed because they had to fill in a sand pit that runs along the sideline. Terrible. And by the way, Mountain View beat super power Salesian in soccer recently, so give it up for that.
4. Bishop Amat: Nobody is complaining about the charm of Kiefer or the intimacy it provides for its fans, but at some point the turf situation needs to be addressed. They’re still snickering about the mid-week sprinkler debacle that left their field in a pool of water the week of the Tesoro playoff game … I’m just saying.
5. Covina District Field – Now let me get this straight, you have three schools, Northview, South Hills and Covina all sharing the same stadium and you’re still using grass. There is still dirt in the parking lot. You would think if Baldwin Park could deliver two beautiful stadiums for Sierra Vista and Baldwin Park HS, that Covina could build one state of the art facility at Covina District for three high schools, right?