VALDOSTA, Ga., Jan. 31, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Lowndes County High School has selected FieldTurf for Martin Stadium. The Vikings will be playing on the world's most trusted turf system for the 2008 season after winning the state 5A football championship in 2007. Lowndes County High School has won the 5A championship three out of the last four years and will now have the world's safest and most consistent surface to continue their football excellence.

For Lowndes County High School, it had to be FieldTurf. No other products were seriously considered as the Georgia champions wanted nothing but the best to equal the success of their football program.

"Our team has played on all different kinds of turf," said Lowndes County High School Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Randy McPherson. "We have played games on FieldTurf at the Georgia Dome and just fell in love with the surface. Once I started researching artificial turf, there was no doubt we had to have FieldTurf. We wanted nothing but the best and that's exactly what we got."

"We take great pride towards installing our product at Lowndes County High School," said FieldTurf Tarkett CEO David Moszkowski. "FieldTurf and the Vikings' football program are both synonymous with excellence. FieldTurf is far and away the best surface in the world and we look forward to a long-lasting relationship with Lowndes County High School. The players, coaches, and fans will love the field that the Vikings will play on in 2008."

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