The Radford Fire near Big Bear Lake and the Fairview Fire in Hemet have forced the cancellation and postponement of many sports events for the high schools in those surrounding areas.
The Hemet Unified School District has kept campuses closed the entire week, which means high school sports teams have not been able to practice or host events on campus.
Hemet High School was scheduled to host Rialto in a nonleague football game Friday evening, but the game has been postponed to a later date. Hemet and Rialto share a bye week, and Bulldogs coach Jeff Galloway said the schools are working to reschedule the game for the Week of Sept. 19.
The Tahquitz football team is scheduled to play at Linfield Christian in Temecula on Saturday night. The game is still on as of Thursday morning, according to Tahquitz athletic director Mike Sims, who said Linfield Christian is allowing the Tahquitz football team to practice on its field Friday in order to prepare for the game.
The West Valley football team had a bye this week and would not have been allowed to practice during the week.
San Jacinto Unified School District schools have remained open during the week. The San Jacinto football team is scheduled to host Rancho Verde in a nonleague game Friday evening. Tigers coach Aric Galliano said that game is still planned for Friday night at San Jacinto but could be moved to Rancho Verde in Moreno Valley if necessary.
The San Jacinto Valley Academy football team has held some practice indoors during the week, according to athletic director Michael Viani. The Wolves are scheduled to play Friday night at Palo Verde Valley in Blythe.
The Big Bear football team was scheduled to play at Colton on Friday night, but the Colton High School athletics department announced on social media Thursday afternoon the game had been canceled. Big Bear and Colton had the same bye week, so the school are trying to reschedule the game for the week of Sept. 19.