Butte County high school football is back

CHICO, California – For the first time in nearly a year, Butte County football players are putting on pads.

Under new leadership from the California Department of Public Health, contact sports such as soccer, baseball, softball, and soccer are allowed to compete when their counties are at the purple and red level.

Action News Now reporter Amy Lanski spoke to the coaches from Chico and Pleasant Valley to find out what this means for their players.

“I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited about the start of a season,” said Chico High varsity manager Jason Alvistur.

“I felt really bad for the seniors last year as a junior and this year as a senior this year with the way it went,” he added. “I think we can end their senior year with a little bit of normalcy, something real, something tangible that they can do, and they can …

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