Corey Woolsey
The Mount Vernon High School Football team will play on a new artificial turf field next season, paid for by community sponsors. Pictured are Mount Vernon Athletic Director Leigh Latshaw, Mount Vernon High School Principal Matt Thompson, Mount Vernon Football Coach Cory Brunson, Ken Juncker (Greater Mount Vernon Association) Belinda Pitts (CountyMark), Matt Smorch (CountryMark), School Board Members Beth McFadin Higgins, Mark Isaac, Joe Rutledge, Thomas Clowers and Mount Vernon School Superintendent Tom Kopatich.
Wildcats to play on new turf field next season

When the 2019 Mount Vernon Wildcats hit the gridiron in the fall, they will be doing so on a new artificial turf field.

The Mount Vernon School Board met on Wednesday in a special meeting to break the news, and to vote for approval.

The new field, which will cost $780,000 will begin construction in June according to Superintendent Tom Kopatich and be complete for the new school year.

The cost of the field will be covered by four community sponsors, including Countrymark, WSI, the Greater Mount Vernon Association and an anonymous donor group.