Work begins on BUHS Football Field
The rehab of Bishop Union High School’s John Schwab field is underway. A full irrigation upgrade and turf rehabilitation have begun. Photos were taken by James Tyler Thursday morning.
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BUHS football field renovation begins
Weeds have been treated and new irrigation infrastructure is being installed. Bishop Unified School District Superintendent Barry Simpson updated the board of trustees at this weeks regular meeting. “Its something that needs to be done. What we found is really two issues with the field. First it gets a lot of use, following football season we roll right into our soccer season. By the time the soccer season is done, we have really pounded that field, the grass is pretty much gone, to be quite honest, its almost unsafe.”
To give the main field time to rest the school has been working with the City of Bishop to install a practice field in the rear of the city park. Due to the ongoing drought, that effort has stalled as the city is holding off seeding the new field. Simpson is hopeful the new city park field will be planted this fall.
Superintendent Simpson notes the second reason the field is suffering is due to a poor irrigation system. “The irrigation system was really not meeting the needs of that field, we were not getting the coverage from the sprinklers, and so we were not getting the kind of regrowth that we needed.”
To address the irrigation system, new infrastructure in being installed. The track and field are currently closes as open trenches exist near the finish line of the track and the length of the 50-yard line. Following the irrigation upgrade field treatments will continue.
“There are some applications to get rid of the weeds that have taken hold, that is going on now. Following the irritation system installation and getting sprinklers up and running, we will do some aeration , over-seeding , and apply fertilizer. We are working with two local companies, they feel we can defiantly bring that field back and get it ready for the mid august start of football season.”
The first scheduled home game for the Broncos is set for Friday, August 28th. The Broncos will open at home with Whittier Christian.
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2015 Bishop Union High School Football Schedule
The 2015 Bishop Bronco football schedule has been set. For the third consecutive season the Broncos will open up the season with Whittier Christian. 2015 will feature 4 home games and 6 road trips including trips to nearby Yerington Nevada and Mammoth. The 2015 schedule features a stretch of 4 consecutive road games beginning with a trip to Paraclete on October 2nd and finishes with back to back home games vs. Frazier Mt and rival Kern Valley closing out the regular season. The challenging schedule also again includes non-league games with private schools Arrowhead Christian (Redlands, CA) and Sierra Canyon (Chatsworth, CA). All Bishop Union High School varsity football games will be broadcast live on AM 1230 KBOV and streamed live at kibskbov.com.
Fri August 28th vs Carson City, 4pm JV
Fri August 28th vs Whittier Christian 7:00 Varsity
Fri. Sept 4th @ Yerington 4:30 (JV) 7:00 (varsity)
Fri Sept 11th @ Mammoth 7:00 (varsity)
Fri Sept 18th vs Arrowhead Christian 7:00 (varsity)
Fri Oct 2nd @ Paraclete 4:00 (JV) 7:00 (varsity)
Fri Oct. 9th @ Rosamond 4:00 (JV) 7:00 (varsity)
Fri Oct. 16th @ Sierra Canyon 6:00 (JV)
Sat Oct 17th @ Sierra Canyon 7:00 (varsity)
Fri Oct. 23rd @ Cal City 4:00 (JV) 7:00 (varsity)
Fri Oct 30th vs. Frazier Mountain 4:00 (JV) 7:00 (varsity) (home coming)
Fri Nov 6 vs Kern Valley 4:00 (JV) 7:00 (varsity)
2014 records for Bronco opponents
Whittier Christian, 1-9.
Yerington, 7-2, Nevada State Champions.
Arrowhead Christian, 12-2, CIF finalist.
Paraclete, 10-4, CIF finalist.
Sierra Canyon, 11-2, CIF Semifinalist.
California City, 5-7, CIF Semifinalist.
Frazier Mt, 1-11.
Kern Valley, 10-1, High Desert League champions, CIF 1st round.
cover photo by Gary Young. #35 Lorenzo Para vs. Paraclete
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Bishop Union High School Bronco Football Meeting
A player and parent meeting for all interested in Bishop Union High School Football is set for Thursday, April 9th at 6pm. The meeting will be held in the room next to the Library at BUHS. The meeting will include information on spring football, summer activities and spirit packs. All Bronco Football players and their parents are encouraged to attend. Spring football for BUHS starts on Friday, May 8th.
Cover Photo by Gary Young