Something new greeted the fans at the football field at Pahranagat Valley High for the last game…a new scoreboard. Coach Ken Higbee said an anonymous donor presented the school with some money, “and we were able to purchase a new scoreboard. It is placed exactly where the old one has been. We are very much appreciative of the anonymous donor.”
The board was manufactured by the NEVCO Scoreboard Company, of Greenville, Illinois. It has LED lights showing score, time remaining, what yard line the ball is located, what the down is, yards to go, what quarter, who has possession, and time outs left.
In addition, the board can be operated by either wired or wireless controls, and allows the nicknames of the teams to be entered on the scoreboard.
School District Board of Trustees chair Wade Poulsen was instrumental in making the purchase. The old scoreboard was also made by NEVCO and put up in 1979.
“It is kind of the same size,” Poulsen said, “18 feet wide. We had the standards there and we didn’t want to move or change the supports out at all.”