Two local high school football teams and the site of a home game are at the center of some controversy.
After a scheduling mistake between Cedar Cliff and Susquenita High schools, Cedar Cliff lost a home game and now they want it back.
The Cedar Cliff football team’s Booster Club says home games equal cash for them. And with only 5 home games in a season, losing the game on September 13th means a lot.
“To me, it was like the kid who accidentally drops his pail in the lunch room and someone picks it up and walks away with it and doesn’t give it back. The right thing would be to just give it back,” said Cedar Cliff’s Booster Club president Thad Eisenhower.
Cedar cliff and Red Land share a stadium . Cedar Cliff’s athletic director– by mistake– double booked a game against Susquenita.
So back in May, he gave Susquenita an extra home game, not realizing that they could have moved the game to different day.
Now Cedar Cliff wants the game back, but Susquenita said no.
The Cedar Cliff Boosters say they could lose up to four grand for their programs because of the lost game.
We spoke with the Susquenita athletic director who said the district had no comment and it was a dead issue.
The Susquenita football coach Bart Miller says he can’t change the schedule but understands where Cedar Cliff is coming from.
“I can understand it. If they came to me and said they’re losing a home game by no fault of your own I’d be pretty upset about it too,” he said.
The game is scheduled for next Friday the 13th.
We spoke with Cedar Cliff’s football coach on the phone and he said that he thinks what’s happening is wrong.