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West Valley High School Starts New Sports Tradition

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- It is the first time West Valley High School has started a football season 2-0 in almost a decade, and this year they hope to kick off their home record in a big way.

Coaches and players said this year they want to focus more on the community at their first home game and not just the team.

They are starting a tradition of a fall sports parade, pre-game barbeque, games and live music to get more people involved with local sports.

One coach says this is a way to reach out to future generations of students.

"It's less about them than they think it is, so really showing them that as they build something they can help out the next kid and the next kid to realize that ' listen, you can build something that will help them get to the next level,'" said Assistant Coach, Lance Weber.

The pre-game event also included a moment of silence for coach Bob Thornton who passed away after a long coaching career at West Valley High School.

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