I regret to inform you that South Montgomery County Academy is sticking with their decision to cancel our game for tonight. Per AISA policy, refusing to play the game will result in a forfeit for SMCA.
Our students will still decorate floats (since all of their supplies are already here) and play homecoming games today.
The Homecoming Dance will still happen tonight, but we will shift the time. It will now happen from 7:00 to 9:30 pm.
All other Homecoming festivities will be moved to next Friday, when we play Southern Academy. We will also have a bonus Homecoming Day next Friday, when we will again do Spirit Day, give out Homecoming Points, and have a pep rally.
I apologize for any inconvenience that SMCA’s decision has caused our students, families, and alumni. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email our office.
Last evening, our homecoming opponent, South Montgomery County Academy, showed up to tonight’s game about 26 hours early.
Here is a link to the official AISA football schedule, which clearly indicates that the game was scheduled for 10/23, which is tonight. That schedule was published on 8/17, over two months ago. The officials were also aware that the game was scheduled for this evening. I am unclear at this point why our opponent made the faulty assumption that the game would be on Thursday.
Our staff spent most of the evening on the phone with both the SMCA administration and the AISA administration, and we are continuing to attempt to contact them today to work toward a resolution. Please be patient as we attempt to redeem a complication we did not create, and check back here and on social media for updates throughout the day. I plan to post updates at 9:30 and the bottom of each hour as the situation unfolds.
Thank you for your patience, and thank you for trusting us with your children. Please pray for reason to win the day.
In case you missed our 876 tweets today, we won a couple of volleyball games.
Specifically, the state semis and the state finals.
It is very late, and we are very tired. But we are also very proud. And the trophy is very big and shiny.
This was a team that simply refused to accept a loss. Again and again, they came back from behind, completely unflappable. They won at least a few points that seemed to violate the laws of physics. They threw themselves at the ball and the floor and the net. It was kamikaze volleyball.
They played so fearlessly and with such abandon that other schools began cheering for them, like we had tripped into some volleyball version of a Disney sports movie.
Congratulations to our coaches and players and parents and all the random people who were there.
Once a Charger, always a Charger.
Once a Champion, always a Champion.
(That there is the winner’s dogpile.)