Updated, Aug. 24, 11 p.m..
The bad news is that two high school football games, including the highly-anticipated matchup between De La Salle (Concord, Calif.)
and Jesuit (Carmichael, Calif.)
, scheduled to take place at Levi's Stadium on August 29
, will now be taking place elsewhere.
The good news is that four games will take their place on Oct. 10-11.According to Joe Davidson of the Sacramento Bee
, an issue with the facility's sod prompted the 49ers to nix the game at their stadium, which is brand new for 2014.
The other game of the scheduled August 29 doubleheader between Wilcox (Santa Clara, Calif.)
and Manteca (Calif.)
has also been moved. Wilcox will now host the game. The De La Salle-Jesuit game will be played at Cal 8 p.m. Friday.
The 49ers released a statement at 3 p.m. stating that Levi's will now be hosting four games, starting Oct. 10. Times will be determined at a later date.
The new schedule is: Friday, Oct. 10Santa Clara
vs. WilcoxElk Grove
Saturday, Oct. 11Oakdale
vs. MantecaJames Logan (Union City)
vs. De La Salle
The release states that purchased tickets to the Friday Night Lights event can
choose to receive tickets to both October events or may request a
refund. "Exchanges and refunds will be available through Ticketmaster in
the next week," the release stated.
De La Salle will play a game at Cal for the first time since the 2004 North Coast Section finals. Tickets purchased for the Levi's Stadium games will not be honored. Go HERE
to purchase tickets.
On top of the game being moved, De La Salle received some bad news from its Friday scrimmage. The Spartans lost starting quarterback Anthony Sweeney
(knee) and Northwestern-bound linebacker Simba Short
(shoulder) against Jesuit due to injuries. De La Salle coach Justin Alumbaugh said "they shouldn't be out too long," but it's wait and see.
Besides being vital players, both are co-captains and important leaders for the Spartans.