Pre-season intensity is building, adding woes to 2007 Livingston High School Wolf Pack football.
Because of smoky air due to two fires in Northern California, Merced Union High School District Superintendent Robert Fore ordered local teams not to play any games outside.
Because of that, the Livingston Wolves football team headed up the hill to Bret Harte for an opening game that might have been better left unplayed. With a final score of 63-0, the Wolves came home to a disgruntled community that had been pumped up for a game that was to have been played at home. The team played tentatively and at times the players seemed disoriented. Only a few first downs were made, leaving scoring an impossibility. However, what the team faced on the mountain was nothing in comparison to what they would face at home. Already feeling the brunt of the searing loss, athletes came home to community members and even some high school staff making belittling and degrading comments regarding the teams performance.