In the wake of the Holy Fire that spread across Riverside County, a local high school football team was left without a venue for their season opener due to poor air quality. However, San Bernardino Valley College stepped in and offered to host the football game in their brand new stadium.

Traveling from Arizona, Chandler High School was set to battle Centennial High School of Corona, a match that was also scheduled to be televised as Fox Sports West’s Game of the Week. “It’s a great venue and we’re thankful to them for opening things up for this game,” Bill Gunn, athletic director of the Centennial Huskies, said to The Press Enterprise. “We really couldn’t do much better on such short notice. It’s only 21 miles from Centennial, and it gives (SBVC) an opportunity to showcase their new stadium.”

The televised game showcased the high schoolers athletic prowess while also highlighting the state-of-the-art facilities and 2,500-seat stadium at SBVC.