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FIRE THE COACH

Filed at 7:54 pm under by dcobranchi

and the principal.

A high school football playoff game is taking precedence over a college entrance exam.

And some coaches, players and parents sure are ticked off.

Bremen High School, seeded 13th in Class 5A, is taking on 4th-seeded Peoria Richwoods in a first-round game Saturday in Peoria.

Bremen coach John Casson asked for a night game because six of his players, including the starting quarterback, were scheduled to take the ACT exam at 8 a.m. Saturday in Midlothian.

With the four-hour exam and a three-hour drive, Casson was looking for a 6 p.m. kickoff. But Richwoods’ athletic staff said they were an “afternoon team” and set game time for 2 p.m. instead, Casson said.

That means the test is out, and players will be up and on the bus at dawn.

The home school got to pick the time, and they intentionally chose it to screw the other team, in the process forcing the kids to choose between taking the ACT (part of their graduation requirements) and the playoffs.

So, this time, it’s not AATM. It’s all about winning.

One Response to “FIRE THE COACH”


Comment by
JJ Ross
October 25th, 2006
at 10:41 pm

Honorable outrage over that seems implausible during campaign season, though . . .