There won’t be any Friday night lights when Fairfield’s high school football teams face off for intradistrict games this season, the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District announced.
Now all three matchups are rescheduled for Saturdays, with a much earlier start time.
The school district’s decision to move the games stems from an incident Aug. 26, in which several gunshots were fired in the Fairfield High School parking lot following a football scrimmage between Fairfield High School and Christian Brothers High School. According to the Fairfield Police Department, the shots were fired just before 9 p.m., when most spectators and participants had already left the stadium. Witnesses told police one vehicle had collided with another, either before, or immediately following the shooting, with callers adding that an occupant in a dark colored four-door vehicle was shooting at another unknown vehicle before both fled the scene.