Ygnacio Valley’s new digs

The lesson is, if you want something bad enough, you have to go out and get it.

If you never thought that pool ol’ Ygnacio Valley High School would get a state of the art synthetic field surface, not to mention an all-weather eight-lane track, you’re probably not alone. But after a five-year struggle, the field is done, and the first football game will be played on it Thursday afternoon by the freshmen team.

The story is a testament to the hard work put in by the Ygnacio Valley athletic boosters. They’re not the wealthiest booster group in the East Bay, not by a long shot. What they are is incredibly hard working and persistent. Sometimes parents get a bad rap for being overbearing and intrusive when it comes to their children’s athletic activities. But the YV boosters showed that most schools would suffer if parents weren’t so heavily involved.