The high school football season had its last tune-up before the start of the regular season, as two local schools hosted jamborees Friday evening.
While Seaside staged a seven-team gathering at Broadway Field, a four-team jamboree at Warrenton ended up as just a two-team scrimmage.
Because of last week’s invasion of smoky air from western wildfires, Knappa and Portland Christian had little or no time of outdoor practices, and had to cancel their appearances at Warrenton.
Ilwaco was a no-show at Seaside, but the Gulls still had six other teams show up for two-plus hours of scrimmages.
Visiting teams included Astoria, Clatskanie, Estacada, Mark Morris, St. Helens and Woodburn.
The games start for real later this week.
While the Fishermen hit the road for a nonleague game at Scappoose, Seaside’s game vs. Henley (originally scheduled to be played at North Eugene High School) has been switched to a home game for the Gulls, who will host the same team that defeated Seaside at Broadway Field last year in the state playoffs.
Elsewhere, Grant Union plays at Knappa, and Warrenton opens at Yamhill-Carlton. All games will kick off at 7 p.m. Friday.
Ilwaco has a nonleague game at Vernonia (7 p.m.), and Naselle has a 6 p.m. kickoff vs. Odessa at Goldendale, Washington. Both games Friday.