Monticello High School Field Damaged

By: Cheryn Stone Email
By: Cheryn Stone Email

The field at Monticello was ready for the Mustangs to host the Albemarle Patriots Friday night.

However, when they went to prep for the home opener at Monticello, they found spray paint all over their field. Now, police are looking for the people responsible.

It's not the way they wanted to kick off the season, but everyone is determined not to let it ruin the night.

The bleachers were marked with "AHS." The numbers on the field were spray painted red. The mustang was covered with paint, and "Albemarle High School" was painted all over the field.

Monticello High School Athletic Director Fitzgerald Barnes says, "It's very unfortunate. The two schools get along really well, and it's sad a couple people would try to ruin it."

Albemarle High School Athletic Director Deb Taylor says, "Our hearts go out to Monticello. I know it started their day off negatively and put a damper on what should have been just an exciting day."

Taylor adds, "It is not a statement of how Albemarle feels, this is not how we express our competitive spirit."

"We're always going to take the high road. We're going to be a class act, we're going to come out, [and] have fun tonight," Barnes says.

Police ask if you have any information to call Crime Stoppers at (434) 977-4000.

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