Garces Memorial High School has finalized the varsity football schedule for the amended 2020-21 season beginning in January.
The Rams will open the season on the road against Clovis West at Veterans Memorial Stadium on the campus of Buchanan High School in Clovis on Jan. 8.
The home opener is Jan. 15 against Santa Barbara-Bishop Diego.
This is the first meeting between Garces and Bishop Diego since the Rams first “home game” in 1947. On Oct. 18, 1947, Garces, then known as the Shamrocks, lost to Bishop Diego, then known as Santa Barbara High, 25-0, at the Bakersfield Speedway, then known as the Thunder Bowl.
Garces will have a bye the week of January 22 and will then play at Fresno-San Joaquin Memorial in the Holy Bowl in Fresno on Jan. 30. The game is back in Fresno for a second consecutive season to celebrate the 75th anniversary of SJM. The Holy Bowl will be at Sam Tobias Field the following two seasons.
The Rams will finish up the non-league schedule. First, with San Juan Capistrano-St. Margaret’s coming to town on Feb. 5 and then Tehachapi comes down the hill on Feb. 12.
The Southwest Yosemite League schedule for Garces begins on Feb. 19 at Liberty before a home game against Frontier on Feb. 26.
Then it’s the first time back to Griffith Field for Rams head coach Paul Golla on March 5.
Senior night is March 12 against Centennial and the Rams finish up the regular season at Stockdale on March 19.
The season was amended after the CIF changed the time line for high school sports in California on July 20 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
All games and times could vary due to COVID-19.
2020-21 Garces Memorial Varsity Football Season
Jan. 8 – vs Clovis West, at Veterans Memorial Stadium, Clovis
Jan. 15 – vs. Santa Barbara-Bishop Diego
Jan. 30 – at Fresno-San Joaquin Memorial*
Feb. 5 – vs. San Juan Capistrano-St. Margaret’s
Feb. 12 – vs. Tehachapi
Feb. 19 – at Liberty**
Feb. 26 – vs. Frontier**
March 6 – at Bakersfield High**
March 12 – vs. Centennial**
March 19 – at Stockdale**
**Southwest Yosemite League game
Bold denotes home games