The Naugatuck High School football team will play for the first time under the lights tonight at the school's new artificial turf field.
The Greyhounds will play Wolcott at 7 p.m.
Everybody is excited to get out here and play on the new turf," Naugatuck High School Coach Craig Bruno said. "I think they are really looking forward to Friday night. ...I think the real excitement will be Friday night. The kids are looking forward to playing in front of their friends, their families. It's going to be a real exciting night.
At 6:45 p.m. there will be a ceremony to honor the late Ed Mariano, a former Naugatuck school administrator and coach who passed away last month. Read more about Mariano here.
Alumni Invited to Pre-Game Ceremony
The Naugatuck High School Football Alumni Association is inviting all NHS football alums to participate in a pre-game ceremony to recognize and pass forth the proud and longstanding traditions of Naugatuck football.
"We believe this event will serve as a source of inspiration for this year’s team and coaching staff as well as afford each of you a first-hand look at the incredible new field and renovation project," said Frank Johnson, Jr., and Joe Connelly of the alumni association in a letter to football alums.
Anyone interested can plan on meeting at approximately 6:15 p.m. in the end zone area closest to the school.
"We look forward to seeing everyone on Friday, Sept. 20, to set forth the next memorable chapter of Greyhound football," the letter states.