PURVIS, Miss. – Construction on the new Purvis High School field house isn’t expected to be completed until the 2016 football season, but a blueprint of the team’s new facility is already giving players something to look forward to.
“It’s going to be an uplifting factor and they’re going to take a lot of pride running underneath those goal posts and playing,” said Coach Perry Wheat.
“It’s going to be behind the end zone, so that makes it a lot cooler because it’ll be something we can come out as a team on on to the field,” said one of the players.
Last September the team’s old field house went up in flames hours after a lock in.
Fire investigators ruled it an arson. No arrests have been made.
“It shocked everyone. We were all heart broken because it was a week before our first game and we didn’t have anything,” said Junior Conner Cook.
Stewart Environmental Construction is building the new million-dollar facility.
It’ll be 3 times as big as the old field house, and much different than the trailers the team is using now.
“You’ve got to have a good work out facility to get better in the off season. And with what we’ve got now it’s not as easy as it was,” said Cook.
Coach Wheat adds a new field house will build spirit, but right now the upcoming season is most important.