Murrieta Valley-Great Oak football game moved to Murrieta Mesa due to fire concerns
By Landon Negri
MURRIETA — Murrieta Valley’s home football game Friday night against Great Oak has been moved to Murrieta Mesa High School, Nighthawks athletic director Darin Mott said.
The Murrieta Valley Unified School District closed several schools as a precaution, the district announced on Twitter, as a precaution due to the 700-acre Wildomar Fire burning in the hills west of Wildomar and in parts of La Cresta.
Murrieta Valley High School, neighboring Thompson Middle School, Cole Canyon Elementary and Murrieta Canyon Academy all closed early Friday.
“There is not an emergency at the current time,” the district said on Twittter. “However, fire officials have expressed concerns that the fire may flare up this afternoon.”
Murrieta Valley (6-2, 3-0 Southwestern League) can clinch a share of the league title with a victory over Great Oak (4-4, 2-1), which itself is fighting for playoff contention. Game time will be 7 p.m.