CPS Reschedules High School Football Games Canceled Due To Van Dyke Verdict

October 08, 2018 - 7:33 am
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Chicago Public Schools announced Saturday that the many high school football games canceled Friday due to the verdict in the Jason Van Dyke murder trial would be made up and rescheduled starting Monday. 

CPS canceled all athletic competitions on Friday, as well as all scheduled weekend activities. A total of 35 football games scheduled for Friday and Saturday were canceled.

Not playing the games would have knocked some teams out of the state playoffs and severely impacted the playoff seeding for teams like Phillips and Simeon. According to the Sun Times, CPS informed coaches and athletic directors on Friday evening that the games were canceled “out of an abundance of caution regarding the timing of the Van Dyke trial verdict announcement.”

Originally CPS said the games would not be rescheduled, but due to outcry from players, coaches and public, the school system made the decision to reschedule.

Majority of the rescheduled games will be held Monday. Additional games were rescheduled to be played after week 9.

Below is a list of the rescheduled games:

  • Harlan vs. UP Englewood - 9 a.m. at BOYCP
  • Hyde Park (HC) vs. South Shore International - Noon at BOYCP
  • Steinmetz vs. BOYCP - 3 p.m. at BOYCP
  • Julian vs. Orr - 9 a.m. at Gately
  • Kenwood vs. Michele Clark - Noon at Gately
  • CVS vs. North Lawndale - 3 p.m. at Gately
  • Simeon vs. Hubbard - 6 p.m. at Gately
  • Payton vs. Schurz - 9 a.m. at Lane
  • Lane Tech vs. Phillips - Noon at Lane
  • Lake View vs. King - 3 p.m. at Lane
  • Al Raby vs. Morgan Park - 6 p.m. at Lane
  • Marine vs. Phoenix - 10 a.m. or noon at Marine
  • Marshall vs. Sullivan - 9 a.m. at Marshall
  • Collins vs. Dunbar - Noon at Rockne
  • Foreman vs. Von Steuben - 3 p.m. Rockne
  • Senn vs. Washington - 6 p.m. Rockne
  • Mather vs. UP Bronzeville - 10 a.m. at Solorio
  • Solorio vs. Curie - 1 p.m. at Solorio
  • Lindblom vs. Brooks - 4 p.m. at Solorio
  • Lincoln Park vs. Westinghouse - 1:30 p.m. Westinghouse