The South River community finally got what it's been waiting for on Friday. The newly reconstructed Joe Pappetti Field opened up for a Seahawk football game.
"It's great. I'm so happy, it's [been] so long. It feels great to be playing on this," said Lavon Chaney, a junior running back for the Seahawks.
Named after the first football coach in school history, Joe Pappetti field is one of the countys best it has to offer.
"We have one of the best stadiums in the county, if not the state now," said South River High President William Myers.
At halftime of the football game, Myers, along with several local delegates, rededicated the field.
"The reason we're here together is because of your commitment," said Mike Busch, Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates.
Construction began back in March for the stadium that cost over a million dollars to build. The stadium is expected to host around 400 different events that include South River athletics and county events.
"It's great to have the field finished. It took quite awhile once they began [construction]," Myers said. "It's for the children. It's for the population here in the county. It's a great thing to have happen. Now it does require maintenance and supervision, but the trade-off is well worth it,"
In rightful fashion, the Seahawks came away victorious in their debut at the new stadium.
"It feels great. We broke it in with a win. Nothing's better, right," South River coach Lance Clelland said after the game.