Our Countdown to the News 8 Highlight Zone is down
to eight days.
There is plenty to be excited for...for the Arcadia
Raiders in 2014.
On the field the Raiders enter the season as the defending
Coulee Conference champs.
And they have been tabbed by their conference foes
as the team to beat in 2014.
Add onto those big expectations....Arcadia is becoming
the first Wisconsin high school in the Coulee Region
to install field turf.
Private dollars have funded the project that should
be completed early next week as the school looked
for a solution to having a beat-up field that hosted
five levels of football and two levels of soccer in
They talked about it for a couple of years and everybody
was like, 'Oh that's not going to happen'.
And then this last year we kind of heard all the plans
going into action.
And I think it got everyone a little more excited,
it made the workouts in the weight room a little more
It's definitely upping the level for Arcadia football
Hopefully we can play on it well.
This went back to 2009, we had a state tournament
run there and had some opportunities to play on turf.
And then in 2010 we had a flood here, we had to move
our Homecoming game to Winona State and play on their
turf on a Saturday.
We just started to talking about wow, the flexibility