This week’s dispatch from high-school sports around the country:
As if its 49-game losing streak wasn’t bad enough, Garinger High School of Charlotte, N.C. had to move its home game on Sept. 7 to the road because a flock estimated at more than 100 geese had covered its field in goose poop.
“This is just an excessive amount of geese,” Vicki Hamilton, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools athletic director told the Charlotte Observer. “We have a two-week window, so we’ll keep our fingers crossed hoping our experts can find a solution.”
The geese apparently go the field at night, leaving Garinger officials to find the geese’s gifts in the morning. Animal control has been called, and a local biologist has volunteered to help scare the geese away. The school hopes to play its next scheduled home game Sept. 28.
How would you like to the lucky kids to take that field for the first time?
Some other notes:
-For all I’ve said regarding how good Skyline and Lakes have been so early in the football season, I should point out how Kamiakin of Kennewick has dominated a stout schedule. Kamiakin hasn’t allowed a point yet this season, and it has beaten two pretty good 4A teams, Richland and Pasco, by a combined score of 58-0. This Kamiakin team also shut out Lakes, 14-0, in last year’s Class 3A quarters.
-One game of note tonight:
Auburn Mountainview at Enumclaw, volleyball, 7:15 p.m. SPSL 3A matchup among possible playoff teams.