Aug. 21, 2019 — The Siuslaw Vikings will host a full day of football along with a community barbecue during the Siuslaw Football Jamboree on Friday, Aug. 30, at Hans Petersen Memorial Field.
From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Siuslaw will participate in football action with scrimmages against Bandon, Marshfield and Pleasant Hill.
With a full day of competiton scheduled for the jamboree, and the Viks suiting up for their first game less the following Friday (Sept. 6) on the road at Elmira, the Viks’ traditional Blue & Gold Night won’t take place this year.
“After long consideration, we decided to cancel the Blue and Gold Game this Saturday,” said new head coach Sam Johnson. “We had to make a decision that was in the best interest of our players. We decided the jamboree will be our big showcase for parents and the community to see our team in action.
“I realize people will be disappointed, but I hope they understand.”
Though this weekend’s traditional kick-off to the football season will be delayed, fans will get plenty of action on Aug. 30, when the Viks mix it up with three other teams during a full day of games.
In addition, spectators can also purchase Lutero Burgers and Dodson Dogs, as well as other concession items, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Burgers will be $5 and hot dogs will be $3.
Admission to the jamboree is $5 for adults and $3 for students, with free admission for those with a Siuslaw ASB card.
In addition to football and barbecue, there will also be tickets available to use for face painting (1 ticket), games (1 ticket), a bouncy house (2 tickets) and Dutch Bros. (2 tickets).
Tickets can be purchased at the admission booth (6 tickets for $5 or 1 ticket for $2).
Siuslaw’s first home game will be Friday, Sept. 20, against Newport, beginning at 7 p.m.