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August 27, 2013

Local school cancels football season

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ROCKWOOD —

Conemaugh Valley Athletic Director Paula McCleester still is trying to find an opponent after several attempts failed on Tuesday.

The Oct. 11 date against Rockwood was Conemaugh Valley’s homecoming game. Valley was set to make history after renting portable lighting to play the first home night game in the Blue Jays program history. Those plans are in jeopardy, McCleester said.

“We do have a contract for the lights to be there a certain day for the weekend,” McCleester said. “We’ll try to fill that to make it an easy fix (and find another opponent). If not, we’ll have to move homecoming and the lights may not be available. That’s something to work on for sure.

“The most important thing is to see how we can fill this hole in the schedule. We want to do this right. We want to make homecoming successful.”

Rockwood’s Bower said the program’s long-term future will be examined later.

“Today is a sad day,” Bower said.

“That’s going to be a decision that the board is going to have to look at where we’re going in the future,” he added. “We’re looking at what our junior high program had four years ago and how many have come over to varsity. How many junior high players do we have now? Is there a comparison? It’s a decision the board is going to have to consider over the next couple months.”

 

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