*UPDATED 2:24 p.m.* Rob Wigod, CIF-SS assistant commissioner in charge of football, said the La Caada/Alhambra game has been ruled a “no-contest.”
“Bottom line, we’re not going to award a victory or give someone a loss when it’s beyond the school’s control,” Wigod said. The Week 1 game between LC and Alhambra was canceled because the Spartans did not meet the minimum 10 days of mandatory practice. Reason? Poor air quality from the Station Fire.
“The Rio Hondo-Kilpatrick game, now thas’ a little different,” Wigod said. “That’s considered a forfeit victory for Rio Hondo Prep.”
*WEDNESDAY (12:01 p.m.)* If it’s not one thing, it’s something else, right?
Rio Hondo Prep football coach Ken Drain confirmed Kilpatrick forfeited Friday night’s game against the Kares after a riot involving football players erupted at Kilptrick.
According to Drain, all but seven players from JV and varsity were suspended, thus giving Rio Hondo Prep (2-0) a forfeit victory.
Kilpatrick AD Donald Freeman confirmed the forfeit, adding the riot took place Saturday.
“I can’t tell you more beyond what I’ve told you,” Freeman said.
Kilpatrick, a juvenile school under the control of the Los Angeles Court Schools, houses its students.
Drain, also the school’s athletic director, said he tried to schedule another team before the Week 2 showdown against Brentwood next week, but to no avail.
Meanwhile, La Caada and Alhambra are looking into how to handle this week’s canceled game. Last week’s Franklin-Harvard Westlake game was canceled because of poor air quality.
The Times reported that the City Section stood by its decision last week to label the game as a “no-contest”. But according to the report, Harvard-Westlake is calling it a forfeit.
I’ve put in a call to Rob Wigod, CIF assistant commissioner in charge of football, to find out how the Alhambra/La Caada situation will be handled.
Are the Moors now 1-1 and LC 0-1?
“When I spoke with CIF they said it wouldn’t hurt us,” Spartans athletic director Tamar Hill said. “I’m assuming it would be a no-contest. From my impression this (the fires and poor air quality) was beyond our control. We physically couldn’t practice.”