LA Times: Football’s newest gadget: LED down marker

This article originally appeared in the LA Times online on November 6, 2017.

If you have $1,500, you can buy football’s newest gadget: A down marker that has LED lighting.

Chaminade has started using the battery-powered down marker that lights up 1-2-3-4, depending on the button clicked.

Asked what’s good about it, Athletic Director Todd Borowski said: “You can see it. I got so many compliments from the fans in the stands saying, ‘I can finally read the down marker.'”

Borowski saw the down marker being used at an Auburn football game. It’s produced by Victory Game Clocks in Roanoke, Ala.

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