High School Football Kicks Off Despite Air Issues

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Despite a hectic week in northern Nevada, high school football officially kicked off on Friday night.

The smoky skies and poor air quality led the NIAA to cancel all outdoor activities and games through this weekend. That led several teams to make arrangements for other locations to play their football games.

Defending northern champion Reed was supposed to host Foothill for their home-opener. Instead, the Raiders went to California to play the Cougars. Jordan DeLeon ran for 165 yards and two touchdowns as Reed won the opener 38-28. Chris Denn passed for three TD's in the win.

McQueen high school also had to hit the road, changing their home game to a road game at Nevada Union. Lucas Weber ran for 111 yards and two touchdowns in the Lancers' 34-16 win over the Miners.

Reno and Douglas made a trip out to Winnemucca to play a neutral site game. The Huskies held on to win it 28-21.

Dayton and Lovelock swapped sites, with the Mustangs winning the home game 33-16.

Galena also won their season-opener, beating Lassen 41-19 on the road.