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Yucca Valley to make season debut this week after COVID-19 suspended football activities

Yucca Valley was supposed to make their season debut last Friday, March 26 against Desert Hot Springs. It was a home game for the Trojans that was cancelled due to COVID-19.

The good news is that YV is back on the field this week, making their season debut Friday night against Cathedral City.

“It was heartbreaking for these kids, but you know what, they stuck it out and everybody went and got their COVID tests and everything was turned in, everybody out here is negative, so we’re good to go now we’re excited, and you know what, just to get on the field Friday is going to be a win for us,” said Yucca Valley head coach Jeremy Johnson.

Johnson told KESQ that the team was off for the 10-day minimum and had negative tests within the program, clearing them for play.

“We have all the energy in the world, we have been waiting. We got shut down last week, which it sucks, but you know, now we’re here, we're ready to play, we’re ready to go win,” said Warren Higgins, a senior wide receiver and linebacker for Yucca Valley.

“I really didn’t think we’d get this opportunity to come out and play and I’m just blessed to come out here and play on this new field and with this amazing team, and we’re just going to do great things,” said Trojans linebacker, defensive end and tight end Bo Platt.

The Trojans take on the Lions at Cathedral City at 7pm as one of the five games around the valley on Friday night.

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