Paradise tight end Jacob Duncan runs through a tunnel of former players during the opening ceremony of their high school football game against Williams, in Paradise, Calif., Friday Aug. 23, 2019. This is the first game for the school since a wildfire in November killed multiple people and destroyed nearly 19,000 buildings, including the homes of most of the Paradise players. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the first high school football game since a devastating wildfire in a Northern California town (all times local):

10:10 p.m.

Paradise defeated Williams High School 42-0 at Om Wraith Field on Friday in front of thousands of people that packed the stadium.

For many, it was one of the few times they have returned to the Northern California town since a wildfire destroyed nearly 19,000 buildings and killed 86 people.

The football team had 56 members last year. This year, it has 35 because so many of the students have had to move away. Most of those who remain have to commute from nearby towns.

Sixty-seven-year-old Linda Davis had been living with her mom in Paradise when their home was destroyed in the fire. She says it was good to see everybody happy again for a change.

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11:35 a.m.

A high school football team in a Northern California town that was mostly destroyed by a wildfire is a year ago is playing its first game since the blaze.

The Paradise High School Bobcats are scheduled to play Williams High School on Friday. It's their first time back since a wildfire destroyed nearly 19,000 buildings and killed 86 people in November 2018.

Head Coach Rick Prinz said the team has 35 players, down from 56 last year as the school has lost nearly half of its students who were forced to move away.

School officials said they expect about 5,000 people to attend the game. The team will enter the field through the home stands, led by last year's seniors who never got to play in their final game.

Paradise High School varsity football player Silas Carter puts his hat over his heart as he and others of the varsity team stand at attention for the playing of the national anthem before the junior varsity football team's game against Williams High School, in Paradise, Calif., Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. This is the first game for the school since a wildfire in November killed multiple people and destroyed nearly 19,000 buildings, including the homes of most of the Paradise players. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Jason Walton holds his 6-month-old daughter Dusty as his wife, Tayler, puts a pair of ear protectors on the infant before the they attend the Paradise High School football game against Williams High School in Paradise, Calif. Friday Aug. 23, 2019. The couple, who were high school sweethearts, attended Paradise, where he played on the football team and she was a cheerleader. This is the first game for Paradise since a fatal wildfire destroyed nearly 19,000 buildings, including the homes of most of the players. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
In this Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, photo, Paradise High School football player Lukas Hartley runs up the stairs of the football stadium after practice in Paradise, Calif. Paradise’s game against Williams High School on Friday will be the first game for the team since a wildfire nearly destroyed the foothill community last year. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
In this Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, photo, the Paradise High School football team practices kickoffs in preparation for the teams first game of the season in Paradise, Calif. Paradise’s game against Williams High School on Friday will be the first game for the team since a wildfire nearly destroyed the foothill community last year. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
In this Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, photo, former Paradise High School football player Jeff Maehl, who played in the NFL, talks to the team after practice in Paradise, Calif. Paradise’s game against Williams High School on Friday will be the first game for the team since a wildfire nearly destroyed the foothill community last year. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2018, file photo, a home burns during a wildfire in Paradise, Calif. Paradise High School, in the Northern California town that was mostly destroyed by a wildfire in November 2018, is scheduled to play its first football game Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. The team will enter the field through the home stands, led by last year’s seniors who never got to play in their final game. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
FILE - This Nov. 15, 2018, file photo, shows the remains of residences leveled by a wildfire in Paradise, Calif. Paradise High School, in a Northern California town that was mostly destroyed by a wildfire in November 2018, is scheduled to play its first football game Friday, Aug. 23, 2019. The team will enter the field through the home stands, led by last year’s seniors who never got to play in their final game. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
In this Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, photo, Rick Prinz, center, coach of the Paradise High School football team, meets with his players after practice in Paradise, Calif. Paradise’s game against Williams High School on Friday will be the first game for the team since a wildfire nearly destroyed the foothill community last year. Prinz said the team has 35 players, down from 56 last year as the school has lost nearly half of its students who moved away. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
In this Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, photo, Paul Orlando, right, the defensive coordinator for the Paradise High School football team, paints the numbers on the field in preparation for the teams first game of the season in Paradise, Calif. Paradise's game against  Williams High School Friday night, Aug. 23, will be the first game for the team since a wildfire nearly destroyed the foothill community last year. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
In this Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, photo, former Paradise High School football player Jeff Maehl, left, who played in the NFL, gives some advice to Lukas Hartley, who plays both fullback and safety, for this year's team after practice in Paradise, Calif. Paradise's game against Williams High School on Friday will be the first game for the team since a wildfire nearly destroyed the foothill community last year. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
In this Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, photo, Paradise High School cheerleaders practice in preparation for the football team's first game of the season in Paradise, Calif. Paradise's game against Williams High School on Friday will be the first game since a wildfire nearly destroyed the foothill community last year. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)