If there is football, YHS schedule will have new look

There is no guarantee at this point that there will be high school athletics in the fall.
However, we are going to proceed as if the games will be played, even though there will probably be some special precautions in place.

Let’s start with looking at the Yuma High School football schedule this week. The 2020-21 school year is the start of a new two-year cycle, which means the Indians have a new-look schedule this year.
They still will play the North Central Conference opponents — Wray, Holyoke, Burlington, Limon and Wiggins. However, the non-conference slate has been changed significantly.
Head coach Kelly Seward’s squad is scheduled to open its season August 28 at Burns, Wyoming, a 2-1/2 hour trip from Yuma. Burns is located west of Pine Bluffs, which the Indians have played the last two years.
Yuma has added Class 1A power Strasburg to the schedule, hosting the Indians in Yuma’s home opener on September 4.
The Indians then get a week off before traveling to Ault to take on former NCC member Highland on September 18.
They wrap up their non-conference slate at home on September 25 against the Sidney Red Raiders out of Nebraska.
The NCC schedule lays out as follows: at Limon on October 2, host Wiggins on October 9, at Burlington on October 17, at Wray on October 23, and host Holyoke on October 31.
It will be the first time in a few years when the Yuma-Wray game is not the regular-season finale. Seven of the games are on Friday night, with the exceptions being Saturday afternoon games against Burlington and Holyoke.
There are also nine junior varsity games scheduled, so there should be plenty of playing time for everyone. The JV will play Eaton, Limon, Sterling, Highland, Holyoke, Chase County, Nebraska, Strasburg, Burlington and Wray.