A tip from a longtime friend has resulted in Pahranagat Valley High School getting some new sod to put around the north end of the new football field at the school.

Players and football coaches at Pahrangat Valley High install new sod that is being put on the P.E. areas at the north end of the field. (Dave Maxwell photo)

A tip from a longtime friend has resulted in Pahranagat Valley High School getting some new sod to put around the north end of the new football field at the school.

Wade Poulsen said he received a phone call from a man in Las Vegas he had known for 24 years, asking him if he needed some sod for the lawn at this home. Poulsen said ‘Yes,’ and the man told him sod was being removed from Sam Boyd Stadium, home of the UNLV Rebels, and he could have as much as he could haul off.

Poulsen then called Dr. Ken Higbee, coach of the PVHS football team, suggested he might be able to use some of the sod at the football field, on the areas that were taken out when the field was remodeled, but had not been replanted yet.

This week, the sod was trucked to Alamo and Higbee and several of the football team players began installing it.

Poulsen, one of the assistant coaches with PVHS said, “When we realized we could get the sod and put it on the P.E. field areas, we took advantage of it.”

Higbee said with the help school maintenance and local volunteers, and “everybody we can get to help,” the sod is being picked up, delivered, and installed. “It’s been quite a process, we’re hard at it.” he said. The installation was expected to be completed this week.

Plans were to just do the P.E. area, “then if we have extra we may try to do the little piece behind the visitors section at the football field, Higbee said.

“We were going to try to plant the area,” he said, “and this is really quality sod, so it’s a good thing.”

The improvements to the facilities in the past two or three years are part of the legacy that will one day be Higbee’s, who references the thinking of his grandfather, the late Joe Higbee, “Leave it better than when you found it.”