NAPA, CA – Napa’s “Big Game” Friday night at Memorial Stadium was scaled back – and delayed for months – due to coronavirus restrictions, but the marching band was still playing and cheerleaders and spirit squads were still performing as Napa High School competed entered rival Vintage High from Crosstown School.
Darci Ward, Sporting Director of Napa High School, recalled years past when around 10,000 fans, students and alumni packed the stadium for a standing audience only.
This year the big game XLIX was broadcast live so die-hard fans don’t miss the action of the decades-long rivalry.
In the end, Vintage beat Napa 35-7, but everyone agreed it was good to be back on the grid.
Enjoy our photo gallery of the big event courtesy of local photographer Al Francis.