Officials close SJSU Football scrimmage to public

ARCATA, Calif. (KIEM) – After the last San Jose State Football spring practice, Head Coach Brent Brennan met with the team leadership council asking players what they needed from him ahead of the 2021 campaign. Four players immediately responded with the same answer, “We need to go back to Humboldt.”

After last year’s safe and successful visit, Humboldt State officials decided to welcome back the Spartans for training camp and an intrasquad scrimmage at the Redwood Bowl.

The university worked with the Humboldt County Public Health Department to reach the agreement, while adhering to safety guidelines. To limit potential exposure, the Spartans are practicing in a bubble, using HSU facilities after hours.

The upcoming SJSU scrimmage was originally open to the public but will now become a “closed event.” Officials reached the decision after a recent spike of COVID-19 cases in the county.

Saturday’s scrimmage will still be shown on Twitter with the livestream available @SJSUAthletics.