County Commission paves parking lot for new Asbury football stadium

County Commission paves parking lot for new Asbury football stadium

MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - For the first time in school history, a Marshall County high school will be playing football in its very own stadium.

The County Commission recently gave them a gift.

This year, there's more football players on the team and more coaches and everybody is excited about getting that first win.

Despite the rain, crews are finishing paving the parking lot for Asbury School. It came as a gift of direct support from the Marshall County Commission.

Except for the field house, Asbury is all ready to play at their new stadium come Aug. 24. After two seasons, the school is yet to win a football game but that's not dampering their spirits.

This is a new year. Practice got underway on Monday. Five more players are on the team than last year and the coaching staff has doubled.

There's a lot of excitement and having your own stadium is a driving factor.

"The community, kids especially who have been playing for two years varsity on the road. Some of the kids have been with me since junior high so it's been six years on the road for some of them on the road but they're all excited. The parents are excited," said head football coach Jeff Powell.

The season starts this year with a home game against Brindlee Mountain.

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