FINAL UPDATE (I HOPE) FRIDAY 11:48 A.M.– For the second time in as many days, the San Dimas-San Gabriel game has been moved, this time back to San Gabriel, according to Matadors coach Jude Oliva. The semifinal of the Mid-Valley Division playoffs is scheduled to kickoff at 7:30 p.m.
“The (Alhambra Unified School) district needed to go through the city (of San Gabriel),” Oliva explained. “They were the ones that shut down the district and the game for tonight. Through phone calls and school board (channels) they finally got it done and we’re playing (Saturday) at San Gabriel at 7:30 p.m.”
The game, originally scheduled as a San Gabriel home game, was moved from Friday to Saturday to Montebello High because of San Gabriel’s home stadium sustaining damage from the howling winds.
Oliva said that according to San Gabriel principal James Schofield, San Dimas is aware of the venue and time change.
“I just found out five minutes ago about all this,” Oliva said. “I’ve been in as much limbo as everybody else. It’s hard for me to tell anybody exactly what we’re doing because I don’t even know all the details”
UPDATE 8:44 p.m. – The game will be at Montebello HS.
UPDATE 5:40 P.M. — The game has been confirmed and will be moved from Friday to Saturday at 7 p.m. The site will be confirmed Friday at 9 a.m.
This text message from San Gabriel coach Jude Oliva regarding the semifinals of the Mid-Valley Division between San Dimas at San Gabriel:
Jude Oliva text: “Unfortunately due to the damage and (the Alhambra Unified School) district shutting down (Friday) our game has been rescheduled until Saturday 7 p.m. site TBA. They are literally working on the location (right) now. Just a heads up so you know it will be played Saturday.”
San Dimas reaction: I spoke with San Dimas coach Bill Zernickow, who was not told the game was moved to Saturday and did not agree. San Dimas would like to play on Friday and has suggested alternate sites to use. When the schools come to an agreement, we’ll post it.
CIF could get involved: CIF spokesperson Thom Simmons said that for now they will leave it up to the two schools to come to an agreement. If they do not come to one, CIF will step in and make the decision for them.