UPDATED: Rams and Huskers will play in spite of smoky air

Football authorities considered cancelling the game due to the heavy haze.

Smoke and poor air quality almost put a stop to this Saturday’s scheduled football game featuring the Langley Rams and the Valley Huskers.

The Canadian Junior Football League considered the game due to the air quality forecast of eight (high) for Saturday night, Rams spokesperson Chris Swartz said Friday morning.

The entire Lower Mainland has been under a blanket of smoke from B.C. wildfires since Tuesday, and air quality in the Fraser Valley has been particularly bad.

After a late-Friday assessment of the situation, BCFC president Gord Johnson announced the game will take place at its regularly scheduled time of 7 p.m. on Saturday in Chilliwack.

The Rams just played their season opener last Saturday on their home field at Langley’s McLeod Athletic Park.