The men practice a summer ritual at Panther Stadium in Murrysville, PA.

Franklin Regional school maintenance workers have resorted to gluing and stitching together parts of its artificial turf to get ready for fall sports.

The $1.1 million field made its debut when this year’s senior class was in third grade. The turf is nearing the end of its life span, and a district committee has approved spending as much as $750,000 next year to replace it.

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