Vandals hit Gloversville field one day before youth football season

August 06, 2018 07:05 PM

GLOVERSVILLE - Vandals strike in Gloversville, damaging a field just one day before a youth football league's season was set to get underway.

Littauer Field on Union Street is ripped up. Police say it looks like a driver did donuts right on the field. Now, the search is on for the suspect and Gloversville Little Huskies Youth Football is scrambling to fix the problem.

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Two-hundred kids ages 6 and up use this field for football and cheer. They are the victims in this crime.

Monday was the first day of the 2018 season that some of them would suit up for clinics.

While the field is playable, there is still work to be done. There are tire marks spanning the length of the field. Police say they are consistent with someone doing donuts and with recent rain, the damage left behind is significant.

Gloversville Little Huskies President Ben Deere says he came down there Sunday morning to find the field all torn up.

Police responded, questioning neighbors and finding a witness who saw the person responsible.

The witness says it was about 5:30 Saturday afternoon, a female driver in an early 2000s Ford Taurus or Mercury Sable -- either silver or gold in color -- with a spoiler on the back and multiple passengers in the car.

As the league rushes to get the field ready for the start of the season, police are asking for the public's help in finding that car.

The league president says on Sunday he and some other board members spent most of the day patching this all up so these clinics could take place on Monday.

The dirt was purchased at Walmart and the cost is covered by their general funds. He says that is money they could have used to buy new helmets for kids that can't afford them.


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