The California wildfires continue to cause problems for local football teams.

Silver Valley will now host the seventh annual Miner's Pick Game against Lucerne Valley at 3:30 p.m. on Monday. The game was called off Friday due to air quality concerns caused by the wildfires. Lucerne Valley athletic director and coach Doug South said the game was originally rescheduled for Saturday in Lucerne Valley, but moved when conditions there became worse.

"People who live out there called me and said ash was dropping and the wind wasn't blowing," South said. "There didn't look like there was a chance of playing at Lucerne Valley even on
Monday so we just decided to play out there. I'm sure we made the right decision."

Barstow's game against Silverado will be played at 6 p.m. on Monday as well.

The rest of the High Desert is in the same position. Apple Valley will play their crucial Mojave River League matchup against Serrano on Monday at 4 p.m.

Serrano, ranked No. 1 in the CIF-Southern Section Eastern Division, has a showdown looming with undefeated Hesperia four days after the Apple Valley game.

Because of the short turnaround, that matchup might be pushed back a day to Saturday. Hesperia coach Robert Kistner said he would be open to the rescheduling if Serrano requested it.

The schools' athletic directors are expected to meet Monday to decide.

"On my end, I'm good with it. I understand the situation," Kistner said. "You want a level playing ground. ... A lot of it is in the spirit of competition."