Gary West Side Field Gets Attention While “Home” Game at East Chicago
October 25, 2013 — As the Gary’s West Side high school football Cougars play their “home” sectional playoff game tonight in East Chicago, the West Side Leadership Academy football field is getting a makeover for next season.
Last week officials from the Indiana High School Athletics Association inspected the football field at the Academy in Gary and determined that it was not fit for a sectional game. The Gary School Board then voted to move the game to East Chicago Central High School.
Gary Community School Corporation Superintendent Dr. Cheryl Pruitt says work is ongoing at the West Side field. She says during the past year the school corporation has been working to redefine Gary’s athletics program.
Pruitt says she is working with a group of local retired National Basketball Association players to form a partnership which would benefit athletic programs in the Gary school system.