A Field of Determination

By: Brad Broders
By: Brad Broders

Three weeks ago, the semi-pro Belvidere Rush found out they had no home for this season's games, but with persistence and dirt under the team's collective nails, the Rush have a new gridiron home.

The team debuted the new facility on Saturday night.

In late June, the Rush found out they couldn't play their games at Belvidere High School. After striking out at three other places, Riverside Park opened their arms to the team with a small catch. The team had to take care of a flooded mess.

A freshly sodded field is now at Riverside Park. The village of Roscoe's trustees allowed the team to play at the park on July 10. All 52 members of the team came out the next day laying truckloads of sod and putting the field in game shape after heavy spring rains flooded the field.

The team is excited to have a field for their fans and Roscoe leaders were pumped to host the game action.

While it’s unknown exactly where the Rush will play next season, Roscoe parks officials say they'd love to have them back at Riverside Park.

The Rush plays at home again next Saturday at 7 p.m. Admission is $4.00.


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