By Ben Enos
Thursday, September 8th, 2011 at 2:04 pm in East Bay Football.
Got a scheduling change for tomorrow’s slate of high school football games. Pittsburg, which was scheduled to host Jefferson-Daly City, will instead host Castlemont. Kickoff is still slated for 7 p.m. at Pirate Stadium.
Here’s how we got here. Jefferson was unable to play Pittsburg this week because of a bench-clearing brawl in last Friday’s game against Milpitas. According to the Milpitas Post, 15 of the 27 Jefferson players came off the sideline to enter the fray, and thus earned suspensions for this week. That left Jefferson without enough players to play.
According to Pittsburg coach Victor Galli, there was never actually a signed contract to play Jefferson, only an agreement. That meant the Pirates wouldn’t get a forfeit win, but it did mean that they were looking at the possibility of a nine-game schedule.
This morning, word came down from the OAL that St. Elizabeth would be forfeiting to Castlemont because of a lack of players at practice this week. Thus, the Knights had an open date, potentially their third since they were only originally scheduled to play eight games this year anyway.
So, the two got together and now we have Knights vs. Pirates instead. Before they kick off, Pittsburg will still host Jefferson’s junior varsity team at the normal time (I’d assume 4 p.m.).