Belfry turf project nearing finish line, construction to begin soon

Belfry High School Head Football Coach Phillip Haywood announced Monday that construction for the new turf field project is expected to begin early this month. 

“It’s been a process.  A lot of people have contributed to this,” Haywood said.

The last update that Mountain Top Sports provided on the field in January, said that the school was still in need of approximately $100,000 to complete the project.

“It seemed like almost an impossible task almost a year-and-a-half ago starting at ground zero,” Haywood said.

Earlier this year the Belfry football team released a video and website to help fundraise for the new field. Alongside that project, Haywood said that the team’s booster club greatly contributed to making the project happen.

While Haywood said that the program did have the money to complete the project now, he still expects miscellaneous expenses to pop up during the construction, so donations towards the project will still be accepted. To learn more about the project or make a donation you can visit

Haywood said that the project is expected to be complete by Aug. 1.