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NC teacher Morrow honored for state's top football field
GEORGE MORROW HOLDS the plaque presented to him for having the states top football playing surface at last months South Carolina Sports Turf Managers Association annual meeting at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia. On hand to support the North Central teacher for earning the honor were, from left, Kershaw County School Board member Louis Clyburn Jr., NCHS athletic director and head football coach Louis Clyburn III and NCHS principal Worth Thomasson.
Of all the headaches, fears and concerns which come with the territory when you are a high school head football coach and athletic director, one at or near the top of the list is field maintenance.Unlike colleges which have their own staffs to make sure their athletic fields are maintained, a high school athletic director must wear several hats when it comes to prepping their playing surfaces. Everything from weeding the field, cutting the grass and putting down the lines come under the auspices of the AD and members of his coaching staff.At North Central High School, much of that burden has been eased, thanks to the effort of the school’s vocational agriculture mechanical and technical program headed by George Morrow. That curriculum also includes a class called “Morrow’s Turf 1.”The work of Morrow and his students was recognized last month when North Central was the recipient of the High School Football Field of the Year Award which was presented by the South Carolina Sports Turf Managers Association.