Gately Stadium Hosts Some Rescheduled CPS Football Games

Jim Gudas
October 08, 2018 - 1:01 pm

WBBM Newsradio/Jim Gudas


CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Some high school football players are spending their Columbus Day holiday playing hastily re-scheduled games.

Several Chicago Public Schools high school football games, that were canceled Friday, following the conviction of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke, were rescheduled for Monday. WBBM's Jim Gudas reports from Gately Stadium on the South Side.

CPS canceled the games and weekend activities following the Van Dyke verdict.

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John Diming is a school bus driver who came in on what would have been a day off to bring one of the teams to Gately Stadium. He said postponing Friday's games was the right decision.

"If he would not have been found guilty, those kids would not have been save," Diming said. 

Many other people agreed saying postponing the games was the right call, but Jesse Snyder who works at the stadium wasn't happy.

"I think it was a bad decision, because nothing happened. We have to work on a holiday, so that's not good," Snyder said.

Twenty games involving playoff teams were on the unusual Monday schedule, while other canceled games will be made up later in the season.