The Boise High football team, in conjunction with Boise School District officials, has rearranged its season opener to set up a matchup against crosstown rival Borah, Boise High Athletic Director Tracy Leinen told the Idaho Statesman on Tuesday.
Instead of meeting in Week 3 as originally planned, the Braves and Lions will now play at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, in the inaugural game at Dona Larsen Park.
Dona Larsen Park is at the corner of Broadway and Warm Springs. Boise State has partnered with the Boise School District to host high school football games at the 5,000-seat facility.
Initially, Boise was scheduled to play the first game at the facility on Friday, Aug. 31, against Vallivue. That game has been moved to Thursday, Aug. 30.
“We thought about it a little bit more ... and decided to go with that as the zero week game to make it a good game against a good rival,” Leinen said.
By moving the opener to zero week, the game no longer competes with the Boise State football team’s season opener at Michigan State (6 p.m., Aug. 31).