Peetz football field renamed in honor of long-time coach
PEETZ -- One of the highlights in the Peetz High School Homecoming occurred at half-time when Activities Director and former coach Scott Sorensen was honored.
The football field was officially named "Scott Sorensen Field."
"As part of tonight's homecoming celebration, Peetz School and the community of Peetz have the honor of unveiling the new name of our football field. With more than a quarter century as the head coach of the team that plays on this field, Peetz Football compiled a 176 and 84 record, and played for five state championships, winning two," Doug Fehringer said in the presentation.
Sorensen was surrounded by his family at mid-field as the presentation was made at half-time. After the presentation, he shared some thoughts with KSID.
"It is overwhelming. I don't know what to say. I've loved this community since I've been here. They've been great to me. I tried to give back the best I could," he said.
He said "it was a good ride," always fun because he had good kids.
Blaire Schumacher recalls his time playing football under coach Sorensen.
"It was a lot of fun. He always found different ways to challenge us. He always kept things competitive. Everything started out as fundamentals," Schumacher said.
He said Sorensen's requirements for the game were to make the players better.