Larry Jacobson, JTV Sports
There’s a lot of excitement around Lumen Christi High School these days, and much of that stems from the culmination of a long sought dream.
Titan athletic coaches and players, students, alumni, staff and parents (and anyone associated with the program, even as just a fan) have long looked at the expanse of land just west of the school and thought it would make a great location for an on-campus football stadium. Currently, the sight serves as a practice field.
Now, with the roar of construction equipment, the dream is coming to fruition.
“I always thought if I stuck around long enough it would get done,” Long-time Titan Head Football Coach Herb Brogan said. “It’s been a dream around here and something we’ve talked about for a long time. It’s great to see it finally happening and the whole Lumen Christi community is excited.”
The varsity Titans will continue to play their home games at Withington Stadium on the campus of Jackson High School, but the new project – estimated to cost just over one million dollars – is about much more than football.
“The indoor basketball court is being redone as well as the outdoor tennis courts,” Brogan said. “You see a lot of small colleges go with this format – the modern, multiple use facility, including a track. We’re extremely excited about it and there’s certainly a buzz around here, especially when they brought in all that (construction) equipment. It was a real nice sign that this is going to happen.”
In this era of School of Choice options – such facility upgrades can be a wonderful tool in showcasing a school’s attractions.
“We have a wonderful group of alumni that have always been willing to help us,” Brogan said. “The community really came together on this and we’re anxious to finally see it happen.”