Covering High School Sports in America
If you heard that a goalpost on a football field was damaged, you would probably assume that the home fans got overly zealous after a big win. Or perhaps a group of students from an opposing school got carried away in an attempted prank.

You probably wouldn't guess that the damage was the result of a political rally for a presidential candidate.

The Land O'Lakes (Fla.) administration is looking for answers after the south-end goalpost on its football field was bent over the weekend — the same weekend in which the field hosted a rally for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

Approximately 15,000 people showed up at John Benedetto Stadium on Saturday night to see the former Massachusetts governor, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Pasco school district assistant superintendent Renalia DuBose said that provisions call for the Republican National Committee, the renter of the field, to be billed for any damage to school grounds.

Fortunately the incident won't affect the Gators' regular season finale at home this Friday against River Ridge, which is set to take place as scheduled.