O’Hara cancels football game because of teachers strike

Posted: September 07, 2011

The strike by high school teachers in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has claimed a football victim: Saturday's nonleague game pitting host Cardinal O'Hara vs. Haverford School has been canceled.

"I'm not really mad at anybody," O'Hara coach Danny Algeo said. "It's just a bad situation. It stinks. I feel bad for our kids and for Haverford's, too. Now they have to scramble for a game."

Algeo and West Catholic's Brian Fluck, head of the CL's grid coaches, said O'Hara is the only school that decided to cancel games during the strike. It has done so in all sports, Algeo added, though practices are permitted.

"I am just so bummed for our kids," HS coach Michael Murphy said. "They have worked too hard to lose out on playing a game."

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