This from Flintridge Prep football coach Antonio Harrison, who announced the Rebels will cancel their game Saturday night against Webb at Occidental College:
“You are all probably aware by now after reading last week’s summaries that varsity will not play against Webb this Friday. With two players still not cleared to come back and two more getting hurt at Malibu, plus an ejection, we simply don’t have enough once again to field a team.
“I haven’t slept for three days and have been feeling horrible for these boys. All they want to do is play, win or lose, they just want to play and I feel tremendous weight that I cannot provide that for them and that I have to announce to other teams (that) their boys don’t get to play that week either. It sucks having to the guy to look them in the face and tell them that all the hard work during the off season will not be put to use for them to reap the benefits because we simply do not have enough players.
“I am extremely proud of these young men for continuing to fight, believing in this program, in me, in themselves and their teammates, and for being willing to fill in where needed and attempting to recruit guys on campus. Since we have no game this week and a bye week next week that gives us 3 weeks to prepare for homecoming against Viewpoint and get all our guys healthy. We are optimistic that by that time we should be able to field a team and give our typically largest crowd a great game to watch and great team to cheer for. JV will be playing Friday at 4pm as scheduled at Oxy.”