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High School Football Team Paints ‘Friday the 13th’ Jason Mask at Midfield

by Chris Haney
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Spooky season is upon us, and it’s taken over a Pennsylvania high school football field with Friday the 13th-themed lawn art featuring killer Jason Vorhees.

In things you can file under “You don’t see that every day,” the Lancaster Legends have one frightful football field. With Halloween approaching fast, the Class AA football team went all out this week in preparation for their Friday night game.

The Lancaster, Pennsylvania football team is playing rival high school the Depew Wildcats. The only thing scarier than facing the 5x back-to-back champions at home might be their new field art. The Legends are Pennsylvania’s Class AA cream of the crop. They’ve won high school football championships in 1988, 1999, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. Additionally, the reigning champs are 6-1 so far this season as they face the Wildcats who have the same record.

When you need an edge in a huge rivalry showdown, every advantage counts. So why not paint your home field with one of the most terrifying killers in horror cinema history for a little added intimidation? That’s what Lancaster Athletics field artisan/lawn artist Brian Koperski did this week.

The Lancaster Legends’ field is now adorned with an enormous Jason mask at the 50-yard line. For an added bit of gruesome fun, Brian made the field markers look like they’re dripping. The 30, 40, and 50-yard line numbers are in black. But once you get in the redzone (within 20 yards of the end zone), the 10 and 20-yard markers look like they’re dripping with blood. It’s an awesome tribute to the famous horror movie, and a cool idea for a Halloween-themed football field. Not to mention, that grass is impeccable!

“Don’t mess with The Lancaster Legends on Friday Nights. Rivalry week vs Depew! Let’s get it Team 102! @LHSfballLegends @lhsss2022 @LancasterVill #spookyszn,” Koperski tweeted.

From High School Football to Pro Football, Everyone is Gearing up for Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner. We’ve already seen how one high school football team is preparing for the holiday, but NFL athletes are just as excited for spooky season. Just ask Cleveland Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett. The Pro Bowl pass rusher has already transformed his front yard with the perfect Halloween decorations – a quarterback graveyard.

Many households might have temporary graveyards in their lawn. But Garrett personalized his this year by adding headstones of NFL quarterbacks he terrorizes each Sunday. The 25-year-old defensive end already has 9.5 QB sacks this season through six games. Since he’s the NFL’s sack leader, it’s more than an appropriate Halloween idea for his front yard.

Garrett put seven headstones with current quarterbacks’ last names, numbers, and helmets on them in his lawn. The graves include quarterbacks who have played against the Browns or will play them later this season. Garrett obviously included Cleveland’s AFC North rivals Lamar JacksonBen Roethlisberger, and Joe Burrow to the cemetery. In addition, he made headstones for Justin Fields, Mac Jones, Kyler Murray, and Justin Herbert.

Considering Myles Garrett is 6′ 4″ and 270 pounds of pure muscle, the QB graveyard makes a lot of sense. Especially since he’s been burying quarterbacks on the gridiron for years now.