September 25, 2013 - 7:21 PM
Keith McShea appeared on National Public Radio's All Things Considered program this afternoon to discuss the decision by Westfield/Brocton to cancel its football season.
Westfield/Brocton decided to cancel its season following the death of Brocton's Damon Janes after he suffered injuries in the team's Sept. 13 game.
Listen to the full interview below:
Here is the link to the interview.
September 24, 2013 - 9:35 AM
By Keith McShea
The Westfield/Brocton football team will not return to the field for the rest of this season.
The Westfield Board of Education Monday night approved the cancellation of the football season following the death of junior football player Damon Janes a week ago today.
Janes, a junior from Brocton, died three days after suffering injuries in Westfield/Brocton's Sept. 13 game at Portville.
"The Westfield Academy and Central School Board of Education unanimously approved a recommendation by the superintendent to cancel the remaining 2013 Varsity Football season during their September 23, 2013 meeting," reads a statement on the district's website.
The statement, continued in its entirety:
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August 25, 2009 - 9:05 PM
These are the updates to the football schedule we have received, almost all a result of the dropout fall out caused by Brocton, Hinsdale and Walsh pulling the plug on their seasons:
Sherman vs. Forestville at Silver Creek - Friday, Sept. 4, 7:30 p.m.
Clymer at West Valley - Saturday, Sept. 5, 1:30 p.m.
Portville at Silver Creek - Friday, Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m.
Falconer at Randolph - Friday, Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m.
Pine Valley at Westfield - Friday, Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m.
West Valley at Pine Valley - Friday, Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m.
V-Charles Finney at Salamanca - Saturday, Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m.
Bishop Timon-St. Jude has a bye week (after being scheduled against Walsh)
Cattaraugus-Little Valley vs. Forestville at Silver Creek - Friday, Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m.
Randolph at Portville - Friday, Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m.
Silver Creek at Franklinville - Friday, Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m.
Frewsburg at Ellicottville - Friday, Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m.
Niagara Catholic at Allegany-Limestone - Friday, Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m.
All of the changes have been made to the 2009 week-by-week schedule accessible via the high school home page.
August 25, 2009 - 2:39 PM
With Hinsdale joining Brocton in being unable to field a football team this season (read more here at Dunkirk's Observer, the Class D football schedule is undergoing some changes.
Mary Jo Monnin is currently putting the capsules together for next Tuesday's high school preview issue, and we're getting updates on the new schedule. As soon as it is all sorted out, we'll let everyone know.
August 20, 2009 - 2:24 PM
St. Mary's Athletic Director Dan Gill just emailed me his school's football schedule, and it doesn't have a homecoming game on it.
That's because Archbishop Walsh notified him that they wouldn't be fielding a team this season. Gill has been working the phones trying to pair up with other schools, including some which may have vacancies due to schools like Brocton, which also apparently -- according to the Jamestown Post-Journal -- is scrapping its season.
Gill can be reached at 683-4824 ext.35 or firstname.lastname@example.org.