Friday night football feast |

Friday night football feast

For as long as Dave Humphers can remember, Nevada Union football seasons aren’t actually considered to be over until the annual season-end celebration.

And, like most years, there will be plenty to celebrate Friday, when the Miners and their navy-and-gold clad fans get together for one last look at the 2004 Sacramento City Championship campaign.

Dinner will be served from 5 Friday at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, with an awards program set to follow at 6 p.m. Cost for adults is $15 and $5 for children ages 4-10. Tickets will be available at the door.

“This is my 21st year at Nevada Union and we’ve done it this way for most of those years,” said Humphers, who has been NU’s head coach for 14 of those years.

“Before, we used to have a banquet in the (school) cafeteria and then split up and go to classrooms.

“Now we do something bigger. It’s not a fund-raiser – we hope to just break even on the banquet – it’s more of celebration with individual and team awards, along with the dinner. I think it’s a good chance to see what Miner Magic is all about.”

On the same night, Nevada Union’s cross country program will host its awards banquet at 6 p.m. Friday at the Grass Valley Elks Lodge.

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