Before the scoreboard at Whiteland Community High School could be used for the football team’s game against Center Grove High School on Friday, the athletics director had to order a replacement part.
The scoreboard is about a decade old and uses out-of-date screw-in light bulbs. Few businesses make parts for the scoreboards anymore, so when something breaks, athletics director Ken Sears has to place a special order and hope the part arrives before the next game.
What Sears wants is a scoreboard with LED lights, which is the kind of board patrons are likely to see at most other high school football games. He and other school officials want to sell advertising spots on the board to area businesses as a way to make money for the school district.