Ray Hamill/HumboldtSports.com – Albee Stadium will host a pair of key H-DNL soccer games on Saturday.

No power, no problem.

At least not when it comes to local sports, with all weekend games scheduled to go ahead regardless.

And that includes the big football showdown at Crusader Field on Saturday between Eureka and St. Bernard’s, just the third ever meeting between the two crosstown rivals.

The game is scheduled for 1 p.m., and SB head coach Matt Tomlin announced this morning that it will go ahead whether there’s power or not, and that the school has a back-up plan to provide the necessary power.

The two big soccer games at Albee Stadium between Eureka and Fortuna are also scheduled to go ahead, with boys and girls H-DNL titles on the line.

The boys kick off at 1 p.m., followed by the girls at 3 p.m.

Humboldt Youth Soccer League also announced that all of its Saturday games will go ahead regardless of any power outage, after all you don’t need any power to play soccer during daylight hours.

One game that has been affected is the College of the Redwoods and Foothill football game, which has been moved from the Redwood Bowl to CR’s Community Stadium.

Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.

Also in action this weekend, on Friday night McKinleyville and Arcata will play a football game at HSU, before the school shuts down power on Saturday morning at 8 a.m.

Fortuna will host Del Norte at 7 p.m. on Friday, while Ferndale will host Hoopa on Saturday at 1 p.m.

All of those games will go ahead.

Power is expected to be out by Sunday, but that won’t affect any of the Six Rivers Youth Football playoff games.

The postseason gets under way with a triple-header of action at both Del Norte and Hoopa, and the league informed Humboldt Sports that all six games will go ahead with or without power.

If you know of any games affected by the scheduled blackout, let us know.


Ray Hamill writes at humboldtsports.com, where you can read lots more about sports in Humboldt County.