3 Utah high school football fields vandalized this month

A Utah high school football field was vandalized this week. (Photo: Woods Cross High School website / screen grab)

(KUTV) -- Three Utah high school football fields have been vandalized this month.

According to Chris Williams of Davis School District, Woods Cross High School's football field was vandalized between 10:30 p.m., Wednesday and 7:45 a.m., Thursday.

When officials arrived at the football field, they found the turf drenched in gallons of latex paint and spray paint, senior signs painted over and cut, and apparent paintball shots on the bleachers.

Williams told 2News that the estimated costs of damage was around $4,000 to $5,000. Police are still investigating the incident and looking for the vandals.

The Cedar City Police Department is also investigating vandalism that rendered Canyon View High School's football field unusable temporarily.

According to authorities quoted by The Spectrum & Daily News, the vandal(s) used gasoline or diesel fuel to kill off grass on the home of the Falcon’s football field in the shape of a penis. The burn mark stretches about 25 yards, from the 30-yard line past midfield, the article stated.

In a Facebook post, CCPD reported the vandalism occurred sometime after school Sept. 20 and reported on Sept. 21. The damages was estimated to have cost hundreds of dollars to repair. Anyone with information is asked to call 435-586-2956.

Also, the Tooele County School District officials said vandalism took place on the football field of Tooele High School sometime before the morning of Sept. 14.

The Tooele Transcript Bulletin reported a large blue “S” was painted on the football field and the goals posts on the end of the field were also painted blue. Additionally, “SHS” painted in blue at the top of the stairs leading to the football field and blue paint going down the stairs, the Bulletin article stated.

The Tooele City Police Department is investigating the vandalism and ask anyone with information to call 435-882-8900, or after hours, to dispatch at 435-882-5600 and select option one.

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