Boise, Borah football rivalry to open Dona Larsen Park on Aug. 24; Vallivue game moved

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).

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This is totally awesome!

This is totally awesome! Good job!
Capital, they've thrown down the guantlet. Bring it, boys!

Next thing you'll tell me is they will only air on ESPN

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It you go online and yell FAQ YOU TOO

You are cut off at the well son.

Glad to see this...

I remember going to my first Boise-Borah game in 1970 as an 8 year old. The game was alway played on Veterans Day.

Years later...1978, I played in the last Boise-Borah game played on Veterans Day. The game went away when the State Football Playoffs and Championships were implemented in 1979.

Glad to see these teams playing a special game again!

Nice! Tradition!

Good job Boise and Borah for making this happen. I remember all the great HS football from Boise High, Borah and Capitol. I used to watch in Boise while attending Boise State in the 70's.