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BYFB hosts Rim Saturday

Bishop Youth Football takes on RIM

The Bishop Youth Football team will take to Bishop Union High School’s John Schwab field this Saturday.  The ballgames represent the youth footballers first chance to play on refurbished John Schwab field.  Division 1 starts at 9am, Division 2 at 11am, and the Division 3 game begins at 1pm.

Last Saturday Bishop Youth Football scored three wins in match ups with Trona.  All three games were play at Big Pine High School. The Division 1 Broncos won 31-20.  Division 2 won 41-18, and Division 3 won 36-14.

Trona Individual Notes
Division 3 (from Coach Morgenstein)
Jayden Braithwaite earned MVP honors with 3 touchdowns, playing great on special teams, offense, and defense.
#7 Wes Pettet, photo by Maggie Larson

Quarterback Wes Pettet also had a great game with  a touchdown while leading the team as offensive and defensive captain.
Tristan Valle & Justin brooks played well at defensive end.
Jordan cooper also scored a pic-six at the end of the game.

 Division 1 (from Coach Reynolds)

Damon Terraza 1 solo tackle, 1 assisted tackle.
Preston Pool-Harjo 1 solo,  4 assist, 1 carry for 3 yards.
Richie Talavera,  3 solo,  3 assist.
Deaun Mitchel, 1 assist.
Charlie Lewis, 1 assist.
Kano Graves,  1 assist.
Carlos Suarez Jr,  4 assist.
Justin Pettet,  2 assist and one fumble recovery.
Ishia Lee,   4 assists, 3 solo tackles, one  fumble recovery
Vinney Begay, 1 assist, 1 solo tackle, 1 sack,  3 carries for 37 yards,  1TD.
Derrick Cortex, 2 assists.
Elijah Reynolds,   5 assists, 8 solo tackles. 12 carries for 252  4 TDs.

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John Schwab Field enters rehab

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.

John Schwab Field
John Schwab field and Gus Klekas Gym
New irrigation infrastructure crossing the track near the south endzone
View from above.
trench near the 50 yard line.
view from the north endzone
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John Schwab field rehab underway

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.

50 yard line, south.
50 yard line trench
south side of John Schwab field
south side of John Schwab field
irrigation infrastructure near home street.
irrigation infrastructure near home street.
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