Paradise High School football team guests of San Francisco 49ers

The Paradise High School football team hit the road Monday for one last time this season.

Coaches, players and cheerleaders got on two buses at Pleasant Valley High in Chico and headed to Santa Clara as guests of the San Francisco 49ers.

There, they watched the 49ers take on the New York Giants in a Monday Night Football matchup.

“It was great to see the guys because we haven’t seen them, so it was really nice,” Paradise football coach Rick Prinz said by phone while on the bus Monday afternoon to Levi’s Stadium. “It was very emotional, really because they all made it. It was great to see the coaches because we haven’t seen them, either.

“The game will be great and a great diversion for everyone.”

The San Francisco organization set aside 68 free tickets for the Bobcats, whose season was cut short due to the Camp Fire. Many coaches, players and cheerleaders lost their homes in the horrific inferno, Authorities had 42 fatalities in the Camp Fire, the deadliest wildfire in California history.

49ers spokesman Roger Hacker said the team was working to make the visit special.

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