This year marks the first time since the city of Galt has had two high schools that both high schools will play home games on the same night.
To make Aug. 23 even more of a special night, the Galt Warriors will be enjoying their first-ever game in their newly renovated Erv Hatzenbuhler Field at Warrior Stadium as they take on Woodland Christian at 7 p.m. on their new artificial turf field, flanked by red and white lettering and bold logo.
Galt football head coach Tim Cobleigh noted the talent that both schools have and the significance of the day.
“Both programs are thriving, and now we’re going to be showcasing our programs to the community so I’m excited for everyone that comes out to see a great brand of football that we’ve got going on at Galt High School,” Cobleigh said.
The Warriors will celebrate the renovated Warrior Stadium with a pre-game ceremony that will take place at 6:15 p.m., according to Galt athletic director Matt Silva.
“It’s beautiful. We can’t say enough and how happy we are and thankful to the community and the school district. The kids just love being out here, and there’s a lot of pride being out here on their new field; and they want to show everyone a certain level of success so their efforts and hard work have been going into becoming a really good football team,” Cobleigh said of the stadium’s effect on the team.
The Warriors will have their best ready to take on Woodland Christian in a 7 p.m. varsity game. Woodland Christian has no JV team so the JV Warriors will have a bye Friday and, instead, will play Monterey Trail Sept. 27 at 5:15 p.m. at home.
On Aug. 16, the Warriors traveled to Lodi and had a preview of what to expect once they play their first game after facing Lodi and River City.
“Big schools, plenty of talent, but we did well. The kids got an opportunity to trade paint and with somebody else, and get some hitting in; and I think they learned a lot from it, and I think they were ready to come back today (Monday) and work really hard to get even better than they were last Friday,” said Cobleigh.
Robert Bulahan will start the game at quarterback for the Warriors, who will have 31-32 players by Friday, estimated Cobleigh.