The Parker Broncs’ football game scheduled for Friday, Sept. 24, has been moved to Antelope High School in Wellton, Ariz. The Broncs had been scheduled to play the Antelope Rams at Joe Bush Stadium in Parker, but the game had to be moved due to the Colorado River Indian Tribes’ “Safer at Home” order.
Joe Bush Stadium is located on Tribal land.
Citing a recent “surge” in new coronavirus cases among Tribal members, the CRIT Tribal Council reinstated their “Safer at Home” order for the CRIT reservation on Sept. 16. Among the provisions of this order are no gatherings of more than 10 people are permitted without a hazard mitigation plan approved by the Tribal Council.
The Tribes are also mandating face masks be worn in public areas on Tribal land, including businesses on Tribal land and the Tribal office complex.
The order is in effect until Oct. 31.
On their Manataba Messenger Facebook page, the Tribes reported 26 new cases among Tribal members on Sept. 21, and 16 new cases on Sept. 23. This brings the total number of cases to 992 of Tribal members who have been tested at Indian Health Services. There have been 20 coronavirus-related deaths among Tribal members.
The Parker Broncs next scheduled home game is Friday, Oct. 1 against the Arizona Lutheran Academy Coyotes. As of this writing, there is no word as to whether that game will be played in Parker or on the road.