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Audio slide show: The Pit

The home of Trona Tornadoes football team isn’t a grass field; here, high school football games are played on an unforgiving bed of sand, rocks and dirt.

Produced by Marc Martin and Don Bartletti

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Audio slide show: The Pit

Football in the dirt is a tradition in Trona, where grass is tough to grow in the heat and saline soil. A patch of test grass planted by coaches in 1966 was mysteriously doused with kerosene and set ablaze.

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