Been there, read that, and smoke
I searched the Arizona Daily Sun, the daily paper in Flagstaff, for stories about Saturday’s game between Montana and Northern Arizona. All I found was this story on the Lumberjacks, written in a familiar style.
The Jacks are dealing with a couple streaks, like Montana having won 14 straight against them and 19 straight homecomings. But the visitors have talent, depending on how banged up they might be. And you know Jerome Souers, despite his vow to keep his personal feelings out of it, would love to finally beat the Griz.
I also attempted to clear the air — hello? is this thing on? — about the potential for a Griz game getting canceled due to wildfire smoke. It isn’t bloody likely. The air has been edging toward “very unhealthy,” which is when visibility drops to 1.25-2 miles. It is recommended then that all outdoor public gatherings, especially athletic events, be cancelled — but it isn’t mandated.
If the air drops into the “hazardous” category, with visibility under 1.25 miles, then the protocol does call for all indoor and outdoor athletic events to be cancelled. But the air seems to be holding in the “unhealthy” stage, which has caused several high school events to be canceled or moved the past two weeks.
- Fritz Neighbor