Homecoming schedule change creates conflict

Senior Emmanuel Medina takes the ball away from a Marin Academy forward during the Blue Devil’s home game on Aug. 29. The Blue Devils rivalry game against Jesuit falls on Sept. 23, the same day as homecoming.
By Glenn Hull and Nick Juanitas,
HUB Correspondents–

Members of the DHS men’s varsity soccer team began to panic when they found out that their biggest game of the year was scheduled for the same day as homecoming.

The Davis vs. Jesuit soccer game was originally set for Sept. 24, but it was changed to Sept. 23 because the original date conflicted with Jesuit’s homecoming.

Last year, DHS administration chose Oct. 7 for the DHS homecoming game, then discovered that this date conflicted with the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur. The only other viable option was to change it to Sept. 23, the same day as the Davis vs. Jesuit varsity soccer game.

The soccer game is at 4 p.m and the varsity football homecoming game is at 7 p.m. Although the times do not directly conflict, varsity co-captain senior Ryan Gross is still worried about a low turnout.

“It kind of ruins the excitement of the game… many kids will not even be able to get there and watch,” said Gross.

After much debating, the DHS administration has firmly decided that the soccer game and homecoming game will be on the same day, at the times specified above.


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