Wildfires, smoke force Bay Area high schools into tough decisions on sports

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SFGate—On Friday and Saturday, many high school football stadiums in Northern California are going to be empty when they should be filled with cheers, marching bands and touchdowns. At a time when any diversion from the Wine Country disaster would be welcome, games are going to be canceled, and not just in the fire zone. Commissioners, athletic directors, coaches and school principals have put down their playbooks and grabbed ever-changing pollutant reports from the...

With most high school games called off, a tough decision on Monday makeups. Kevin Macy has never had a busier Friday, but he wasn't sending in plays or riding officials. He wasn't even on a sideline. The 22-year Campolindo-Moraga football coach was wrangling up supplies and volunteers with, of all people, Jack Schram for a tentative Monday game at archrival Miramonte-Orinda. Schram is the head coach at Miramonte. "It's been a strange week," Macy said. That's an understatement. Because...

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