There has been a wave of excitement surrounding Tolland High School football this season.
It comes with the turf - a big buzz surrounding the construction of a new artificial surface at the THS stadium field. The field will debut on Sept. 20 against Rocky Hill. The scheduled 6:30 p.m. kickoff will be preceded by opening ceremonies.
Tolland opens the season at Killingly on Sept. 13.
Head coach Andy Bourquin has 15 years under his belt and faces a solid core - despite losing nine players on both offense and defense - in trying to improve on last year's 5-5 record.