A fast-moving brush fire in the northern foothills of the San Fernando Valley has forced school closures and postponement of high school football games on Friday night.
Granada Hills Kennedy has postponed its scheduled Valley Mission League game against San Fernando, according to the Los Angeles Unified School District athletics office.
Woodland Hills El Camino Real athletic director Richard Yi confirmed that the Conquistadores’ game at home against Granada Hills also is postponed because of smoke issues. Birmingham has canceled its home game against Cleveland and it won’t be made up, athletic director Rick Prizant said.
It will be up to schools whether to play the game at a later date. El Camino Real is hoping for Monday if the fire is under control and smoke is not an issue.
ATTENTION:— Loyola High School Athletics (@LoyolaAthletics) October 11, 2019
With the recent fires in the San Fernando Valley, tonight’s Varsity @LoyolaFB game vs. Alemany has been cancelled due to poor and unsafe traveling conditions for the away team.
We pray for the safety of the @AlemanySports community and all those affected! #AMDG pic.twitter.com/gRKTPpuYEm
The Mission Hills Bishop Alemany at L.A. Loyola game has been canceled. Loyola Athletic Director Chris O’Donnell said his school was not interested in playing on Monday. If the game were switched to Saturday, Alemany coach Casey Clausen said he’d be out of town and Loyola has a retreat that day. The school’s two presidents could not come to an agreement. It remains to be seen how the Mission League will handle the failure to play in the league standings.
Other schools in the San Fernando Valley will evaluate the air environment to determine whether games will be played.
Postponed games include Taft-Chatsworth, Poly-North Hollywood, Grant-Chavez, Viewpoint-Campbell Hall, Glendale-Crescenta Valley, Venice-Palisades.
The Chaminade at Bishop Amat game was also postponed and will be played Saturday at 7 p.m. at Bishop Amat. The Brentwood-Oak Park game has been moved to Saturday at noon at Brentwood.
Athletics Update:— Viewpoint Athletics (@ViewpointSports) October 11, 2019
Tonight’s football game vs. Campbell Hall has been postponed and will be played tomorrow 7:00pm at Calabasas High School
All Middle & Lower School games have been cancelled.
Stay tuned for info on tonight’s home volleyball match vs. Campbell Hall. pic.twitter.com/vTexVvpMWR
Granada Hills, Kennedy, El Camino Real, Chatwsorth Sierra Canyon and Bishop Alemany all canceled classes on Friday.
A Santa Clarita Valley cross-country invitational scheduled for Saturday has been postponed until Oct. 19.
ALERT! This weekend's Santa Clarita Invitational at Castaic Lake has been postponed until next Saturday (Oct. 19) due to the fires currently in the region. There were 69 teams and close to 2,000 athletes scheduled for this weekend's meet. #FireSzn— Rich Gonzalez (@PrepCalTrack) October 11, 2019
Girls Volleyball: 2019 Sylmar Invitational Tournament Scheduled For Tomorrow 10/12 Has Been Postponed Until Saturday, October 19th Due To Fires & Poor Air Quality. Tournaments 4 Locations Are Sylmar, San Fernando, Poly & Kennedy. 40 Teams Were Scheduled To Participate. @CIFLACS— Rene Lopez (@renelopez19) October 11, 2019