ARDEN ARCADE, Calif. – Excitement around a home opener is always big in high school football, but this year, El Camino High School and Del Campo High School get to show off their new $3 million fields.
Normally hard-nosed football players were very eloquent as they described how they felt about their new field at El Camino.
"Beautiful, amazing," senior offensive lineman Austin Ruinolds said as he looked across the field.
The Eagles christen their $3.1 million field Friday against Sacramento High School.
Down the road, Del Campo will show off its $3.6 million facility at the same time.
The cost is covered by bonds approved as part of Measure N, which voters approved in 2012. The funds are for technological and facilities upgrades in schools.
But in an abnormally dry year, another benefit has come to the forefront.