EL CENTRO – With the start of the 2021 fall football season fast approaching (Imperial Valley schools played the 2020 football season during this past spring), teams are finishing up long training camps preparing for Week 1 on August 20. As teams wind down their preseason preparations, there was still one final opportunity for teams to get a feeling out process on their competition for this upcoming season.
The Imperial Valley Football Coaches Association hosted their annual varsity football carnival at Southwest High School on August 13. Central Union, Southwest, Calexico and Palo Verde High Schools were the four teams who competed at the carnival as Brawley, Calipatria and Imperial High Schools competed in scrimmages in San Diego the following day.
I.V.F.C.A. President and Central Union High School principal Craig Lyon helped organize the event along with a full media day for the Imperial Valley football programs.
“This is a great opportunity to get some teams out here for the first time,” said Lyon. “They’ve been beating each other up for the past couple of weeks and this just gives these coaches a final chance to evaluate their players before the season starts.”
With restrictions easing throughout the Imperial Valley due to the COVID-19 pandemic, spectators will be allowed to watch their teams in action. This past spring, football players were limited to just two family members per game.