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Barstow to host HDYFC Super Bowl

BARSTOW • Barstow High School will serve as host of the High Desert Youth Football Conference Super Bowl on Saturday, and a local team will be one of those vying for the title.

The Barstow Juniors will take on Apple Valley in contention for the championship of the league. The fact that BHS is the site of the game was the result of the town coming together to benefit its youth, according to John ‘Tex’ Williams, president of Barstow Youth Football and Cheer.

“The City of Barstow and the school district really care about the kids. Without them, we wouldn’t be hosting this,” he said. “(BHS athletic director) Vince Williams, the school board, they all came together. It’s unbelievable that they did it.”

Williams relies on local volunteers to give their time during the season to make the program possible. Hosting the Super Bowl required even more generosity than usual, which many different sources combined to provide.

“Times are hard, but sometimes you don’t need to donate money to help,” Williams said. “Desert Ambulance will be there, they help us out all season and it’s all volunteer. The Barstow Police Department is sending a reserve officer. The school district stepped up. It’s amazing how it all came together.”

Williams wanted to send a special thanks to the Barstow Unified School District, the Barstow Police Department, Desert Ambulance, and the City of Barstow. They, combined with all the other local volunteers, made bringing the Super Bowl to Barstow possible.

The Barstow Juniors will kick off their attempt at a Super Bowl title at 3 p.m. at Barstow High School on Saturday.

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