Pats open new soccer field in Metropolis with win
by Galen Shelton
Sep 05, 2012 | 1026 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Mayor Billy McDaniel cuts the ceremonial ribbon to open the field for Massac County’s first ever home soccer game. The Patriots whipped Ballard County 5-1 for their first ever home win.                                   — Planet photo by Beth Shelton
Mayor Billy McDaniel cuts the ceremonial ribbon to open the field for Massac County’s first ever home soccer game. The Patriots whipped Ballard County 5-1 for their first ever home win. — Planet photo by Beth Shelton
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Dalton Mitchell leads Tanner Weatherbee, left, and Brendan Cummins, right, in attacking Ballard County’s goal in last Thursday’s home field win.
— Planet photo by Beth Shelton
Dalton Mitchell leads Tanner Weatherbee, left, and Brendan Cummins, right, in attacking Ballard County’s goal in last Thursday’s home field win. — Planet photo by Beth Shelton
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Before a standing room only crowd of 300 or so fans, OK..with no bleachers you either stood or brought a lawn chair, Massac County opened its new soccer field with a 5-1 win over visiting Ballard County.

A three-year project in the making finally came to fruition last Thursday evening when Mayor Billy McDaniel cut the ceremonial ribbon and pronounced the field open for competition.

For Massac’s steadfast soccer boosters and coaches Marty Painter and Brock Frazier it was a most satisfying moment.

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