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July 15, 2014

Halliburton Stadium adds new goal posts

DUNCAN — Duncan High School has received two new goal posts from a supporter who wishes to remain anonymous.

The additions are part of this summer’s renovation on Halliburton Stadium, which also included lettering added to the press box.

It’s the first time the Demons have replaced their goal posts since 1977. Those were donated by Halliburton and are half the height of the new ones — 15 feet to 30 feet.

First-year football coach Craig Benson is excited about the additions, specifically the goalposts as they will give the stadium a much better look and feel for the fans and players.

“It shows there is progress being made,” Benson said. “We’ve got new lights, a new press box, new goal posts, there’s some plans on the horizon for some other cosmetic looks... It has really changed the appearance of the field.”

Benson said there’s a lot of advantages to the new goal posts including that they are coated so they won’t fade or have to be repainted every year.

“The older ones, they had served their purpose,” Benson said. “They had got to where, over the test of time, they had bent. It was about a 13 inch difference in one from the other from where it set back. There were some things that structurally needed to be done to them, and it wasn’t cost effective other than to have them replaced.”

With the new ones being installed, the old ones were put on the practice field. This could provide an even bigger advantage as Benson now has the opportunity to do more kicking drills outside of Halliburton Stadium.

“We’ve got some kids on the horizon that are young that can immediately benefit from this,” Benson said. “It was donated primarily for football, but there’s a lot of other things that benefit from it as well. It enhances the appearance of our stadium.”

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