Bieber CA. August 31, 2005
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High emotions and lack of training due to beginning of season (and
projects for the Intermountain Fair) caused a game with many penalties
and a large amount of back and forth movement across the field. The
emotions were heightened by the high rivalry between the Big Valley
Cardinals and the Fall River Bulldogs. Almost everyone in the
respective towns knows members of the other team. Their families
are close and they play other sports together. The rivalry,
usually friendly, showed itself in the game.
On the positive side, the many technical errors and lack of
consistency in the game will give coaches much to work on. I'm
sure both teams will improve during the season.
This first of the season football game for Big Valley (the second
for Fall River) was played on Wednesday rather than the usual Friday
Evening to allow time for the players to work on Intermountain Fair
Projects. Games in the future will be played Fridays.
This first game was not a regular game as Big Valley is affiliated
with Evergreen Football League and Fall River is in the Shasta Cascade
Small Schools League. It has been known as the Fair Bowl for some
time on accound of it's closeness to the Intermountain Fair.