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BLSS: Shadow Hills wins Mayor’s Cup, lightning leads to canceled games in week 1 of high school football

It was the first week of the high school football season, but it was unfortunately cut short for many players due to a lightning storm Friday evening.

Coachella Valley vs Xavier Prep and Indian Springs vs Cathedral City were canceled.

Our Game of the Week, the Mayor's Cup between Indio and Shadow Hills was postponed, but they ended up restarting play.


Indio - 0@Shadow Hills - 19F
Coachella Valley - 6@Xavier Prep - 14No Contest
Granite Hills - 22@Palm Springs - 21F
Rancho Mirage - 28@Hemet - 25F
Indian Springs - 0@Cathedral City - 14SUSPENDED
Desert Hot Springs - 56@Rubidoux - 8F
Desert Christian Academy - 13@Calipatria - 26F
Palm Desert - 13@Rancho Verde - 28F

The Knights are now 7-0 all-time against the rival Rajahs, which includes five shutouts. Shadow Hills has outscored Indio 255-26 in their seven head-to-head meetings.

Be sure to watch the Best Local Sports Show with Blake Arthur and Bailey Arredondo every Friday night during the season and connect with them during the season.

KESQ News Channel 3 is your home for high school football in the valley.

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Blake Arthur

Sports Director Blake Arthur joined the KESQ/CBS Local 2 team in August of 2015. Learn more about Blake here.

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Bailey Arredondo

Bailey Arredondo is a Sports Anchor/Reporter for KESQ News Channel 3. He joined the Desert’s News Leader in January 2022 here.


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