Nampa family creates backyard football field during COVID-19 quarantine

Posted at 4:04 PM, Oct 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 18:04:08-04

NAMPA — A Nampa family stuck at home after testing positive for the coronavirus is trying to make the most out of their situation.

A father went above and beyond to build a quarantine field that combined two things his son loves, football and the Boise State Broncos.

"My dad did that," said Jace Rackham. "I was like dad, we should put a bronco in our backyard, and he said ok."

The field took a couple of days to create, and it features painted yard markers, pylons and a homemade Boise State Broncos logo in the center.

"My son was always looking forward to the project of the day," said Nathan Rackham. "Whether it was the numbers or the logo or whatever came next, it helped passed the time."

Both Nathan and Jace have been stuck at home, and the virus has prevented Jace from participating on his youth football team.

But they made the best out of a challenging situation while also bonding with some father and son time as they battled the coronavirus.

"I feel bad for those who have had a rough go at it," said Nathan Rackham. "But for us, it's not too bad, we are getting through it day by day, and this kind of stuff helps."

Plus, both father and son look forward to the Boise State Broncos returning to the blue on Utah State on October 24th in their season opener.

"We are super stoked about the Broncos coming back," said Nathan.

"I'm glad they are going to be playing again, and I hope they have a good season," said Jace.