By Ray Hamill — The South Fork Cubs will get to host their North Coast Section football championship game on Saturday, the section announced on Thursday.
The showdown against No. 1 seed Stuart Hall was originally scheduled to take place at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco.
However, with some heavy rain in San Francisco this week and additional games scheduled to be played at the historic stadium on Thursday and Friday, the decision was made to move Saturday’s eight-player Division-1 final to Miranda.
Head coach Karl Terrell told his players there was a possibility the game would be switched on Tuesday afternoon and the Cubs have been waiting anxiously for the final decision since then.
“They’ve been chomping at the bit to find out where the game would be played,” Terrell said.
Kezar Stadium is owned by the city of San Francisco and it was the city that made the decision to have the game moved because of concerns about the field conditions.
“It’s unfortunate for (Stuart Hall), but it’s fortunate for us,” Terrell said. “So we get to host a section championship.”
It means some last minute preparations and getting South Fork volunteers to work the game, but Terrell and his players are excited about the prospect.
Stuart Hall won a regular season matchup against the Cubs, a victory that would ultimately earn the Knights the top seed in the four-team bracket, while handing the Cubs the No. 2 seed.
However, South Fork was missing several key players for that game and Terrell and his players are confident they can get the win this time around.
“We know we can compete with them when we’re healthy and we’re healthy,” the longtime head coach said.
The game kicks off at 3 p.m. and will be streamed live on the NFHS Network.