FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Since Luersfield was constructed by the Bishop Luers high school community in the 1970s a number of fathers have taken it upon themselves to stripe the field. It is a tradition that continues at Luers to this day, with about two dozen “Luersfield Dads” coming out each Tuesday night to get the turf ready for competition.
Dave Armstrong helps organize the men, many of whom no longer even have sons on the current Luers football team. Work begins as early as 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, and, depending on the number of people available to help that night, can last until 9 p.m. Armstrong says he hasn’t heard of another group of fathers in the area that lines a team’s field each week, and takes pride in the quality of workmanship his group provides.
The Luersfield dads stripe the game field – including the hashmarks, numbers, and sidelines – and also line the practice fields behind the stadium.
Bishop Luers hosts Wayne this Friday in The Highlight Zone “Game of the Week” – check out the handiwork of the Luersfield Dads at 7 p.m.