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YUHSD announces livestream schedule for fall sports

As fall sports gets fully underway, Yuma Union High School District announced its livestream “Game of the Week” schedule for varsity football and volleyball.

The district will broadcast a volleyball match each Tuesday for the next month with a special Thursday edition coming on Nov. 5. On Fridays the district will showcase one of its two football games. All livestreams will take place on the district’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/yuhsd70) with Career & Technical Education students from Gila Ridge and San Luis high schools assisting with the production.

“I’m really excited to see my students put together a live broadcast of our YUHSD athletic events,” Gila Ridge High School Film and TV Production Teacher James Kuzniak said. “In CTE we pride ourselves on hands-on, industry-level learning and this is definitely one of those opportunities. From the cameramen to the director running the switcher, this production will be entirely CTE student led. In the midst of this pandemic, this opportunity to give back to the players, their parents, fans and communities is one we couldn't pass up.”

VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE*
*All matches begin at 6 p.m.

Oct. 6: Cibola at San Luis
Oct. 13: Kofa at Gila Ridge
Oct. 20: Yuma High at San Luis
Oct. 27: Yuma High at Cibola
Nov. 3: Cibola at San Luis
Nov. 5: Kofa at Gila Ridge

FOOTBALL SCHEDULE*
*All games begin at 7 p.m. with a pregame show starting at 6:45 p.m.

Oct. 9: Kofa at Gila Ridge
Oct. 16: Gila Ridge at Yuma High
Oct. 23: Cibola at Gila Ridge
Oct. 30: Yuma High at Cibola
Nov. 6: Cibola at Kofa
Nov. 13: Yuma High at Kofa

In addition to being showcased on YUHSD’s Facebook page, the football game of the week will be aired live on City of Yuma channel 73 each week as well as replayed on the channel during the weekend. 

“The High School District partnership to bring spectators into the games is a great example of working together to open up Yuma safely,” Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls said. “We’ve been repeating the phrase, ‘We’ll get through this together.’ This is that phrase in action.”

The livestream events and subsequent local broadcasts are one way to allow fans to watch games who are unable to attend in person as Yuma County continues to safely navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. 

As a reminder for families, after receiving approval from the City of Yuma, YUHSD permitted student-athletes to each select two fans to attend games in person. Student-athletes were emailed a Google Form link to make their selections. For further details, please visit: https://www.yumaunion.org/Page/3289.

Volleyball livestream schedule  

Football livestream schedule

Eric Patten
epatten@yumaunion.org