High School Sports

School district reopens A.C. Flora athletic field for use

The athletic field at A.C. Flora High School is now usable, district officials said Wednesday.

Falcon Stadium will host home sports games, and sports practice schedules will be adjusted, the announcement said.

District officials prohibited use of the year-old, $728,000 artificial turf field after complaints that the field did not drain properly and wasn’t cushioned correctly, according to a previous article from The State.

FirstForm Inc., which installed the field, was responsible for the technical deficiencies, Richland 1 spokeswoman Karen York said in a previous article.

Students or parents with questions about practice schedules are encouraged to contact their head coach, the district’s announcement said.

Lucas Daprile has been covering the University of South Carolina and higher education since March 2018. Before working for The State, he graduated from Ohio University and worked as an investigative reporter at TCPalm in Stuart, FL. There, where he won multiple awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for his political and environmental coverage.