Racine Unified released the following statement Monday about the game:
On Friday, Oct. 1, the Park High School Homecoming game against Case High School was postponed because referees failed to report to the game site. The game is rescheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4 at Hammes Field. Fans will be admitted to the game free. In addition, all fans attending tonight’s game will receive a ticket for admission to any Park or Case High School event during the 2010-11 school year.
All other Park Homecoming activities throughout this past weekend took place as scheduled.
“We feel very badly for all of the players, coaches, students, staff, parents and fans who were disappointed on Friday evening ,” said Superintendent Dr. Jim Shaw, “especially those there to celebrate Park’s Homecoming.”
The District and Park High School are working with Southeast Conference officials to determine why referees did not report. The Southeast Conference Commissioner schedules officials for all conference games. Racine Unified School District is only responsible for scheduling officials for non-conference games. The conference has been utilizing this system of scheduling officials for the past five years without a problem. Unified administrators will work with the commissioner to ensure that a situation like what happened Friday does not occur again.
“We were just very impressed with how the coaches, players and fans handled the situation on Friday,” said Park High School Activities Director Jeff Miller. “There was a lot of disappointment, but everyone handled the situation with class and worked together to determine the best way to proceed.”