Paradise high schol football team guest of honor for 49ers Monday night

San Francisco 49ers players stand with students from Paradise High School during the national anthem before an NFL football game between the 49ers and the New York Giants in Santa Clara, Calif., Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

The 49ers did a good thing.

As you probably know, the Butte County Camp Fire burned down almost the entire town Paradise. As you probably don’t know, the Paradise high school football team was supposed to host an important playoff game Friday night, but had to concede the game because of the fire. They finished their season with an 8-2 record.

To support the Paradise high school football team, the 49ers invited all of its players, cheerleaders and staff members to Monday night’s game. Before kickoff, they got to meet 49ers general manager John Lynch and stand with the 49ers on the field during the National Anthem.

Here’s a video of Lynch speaking to the Paradise high school football team.

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  1. Class act. Glad it put a smile on Rebel’s face.
    Just wish the Niners could have won, to bring a little joy to his life.

          1. The original story (when I posted) said the High School had burned down. He has since corrected the story. I grew up in Butte County, my wife is from Paradise. We still have lots of family and friends there, we still don’t know the fate of many of them. Wrong info is worse than no info in many cases (IMO), this is one of those times.

  2. Class act by the 49ers, and an even classier act by Red Bluff who offered to allow the Paradise football team to automatically advance in the playoffs.

      1. CheckYourFacts…

        .As a Red Bluff alumnus, I glow in the classy offer by Red Bluff Union High School to allow Paradise an automatic berth in the playoffs…GO SPARTANS !

        1. I recall that when Scot McCloughan was our (niners) GM, he was on the road to watch Paradise High school play to watch A player play ….That player was Jeff Maehl who went on to star at U of O, and then into the pros ( I believe Seattle)…I wonder if he or his family was adversly affected by the Camp Fire…?
          ‘Would appreciate knowing… Maybe that’s a tip to Scot McCloughans success’s in the draft…Travel 150 miles to scout one High School player….

        2. Hey Oregonniner this is a shout out to you. The nor cal fed junior midget north state championship game between the Chico junior panthers against the paradise junior bobcats is going to take place after all on Saturday at 2pm. The kicker originally scheduled for Sutter, ca but due to very poor air quality we will be playing in Redbluff! Apparently you have good air! I was torn on this because many kids , especially my son barely got out of their, they are facing trauma and ptsd symptoms with all they went through but this may be the last time they are all together, then more might scatter, town devastated, we are trying to buy a house but like something like 80 houses in the Chico area just went into escrow,

          Fun fact so two players on the team are girls, we went 8-2 in league , lost to foothill and Chico, Chico killed us phenomenal team49 to nothing, we beat foothill in the divisional game. Chico is very very tough but I hope we present will! Country Boys and Girls will survive!

          1. Rebelscum

            Thanks for the shout out…good to know that youth is being served even in the worst of conditions….I think that you covered all or most of the conditions that the team went through, especially that this may be the last time that they are all together…I can only say I’m wishing you good luck finding ‘cover’ for you and yours…with the Real estate market as it is, the last thing the region needed was this fire…I’m in Eugene now, and it’s expensive everywhere up here, so, you’ve got my prayers and good wwishs….

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