OIA Athletic Directors move up football game times

OIA Athletic Directors move up football game times
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games had “Friday Night Lights” — becoming EARLY Saturday mornings… Players and parents found themselves not getting home until well after midnight. KITV4’s Brenton Awa is standing by to tell us what the OIA plans to do about that. Brenton. Yunji, Paula — Athletic Directors had their regular monthly meeting today… In it they figured out a temporary solution that’s DO-ABLE right now. That’s to start those games a half an hour earlier. 25 53 The call made by OIA Athletic Directors behind these closed doors today… Will affect these games for the entire season. NATPOP Kick-offs have been starting an hour later this year partly because of the D-O-E extending school hours til 3-P-M. That has some players and parents getting home well after midnight. Kahuku parents knew they were in for a late one when they visited Roosevelt this past Friday.. 1836 – Anau Kanongata’a “AND SO WE FINISHED ALMOST LIKE 11:30 AND THEN WE GET HOME BUT THEN IMAGINE TONIGHT YOU KNOW, IF WE FINISH AT LIKE 11:30 WE’RE GOING TO GET HOME ALMOST 1:00 SO YEAH IT KIND OF AFFECTS US.” One of the solutions tossed around… Having JV and Varsity games played on separate days — so both teams can get an early start. But that sounded more like a Hail Mary to some AD’s — because that means rounding up staff — refs — other officials for an added day of work. 113 “WE LOOKED AT IT AND SPLITTING GAMES WAS GOING TO BE TOO HECTIC FOR EVERYONE SO WE’LL JUST DO AN EARLIER START TIME ON FRIDAYS 530 INSTEAD OF SIX O’CLOCK AND THAT HALF HOUR WILL PROBABLY GIVE US MAYBE WE’LL GET DONE A HALF HOUR OR 45 MINUTES EARLIER.” The D-O-E says both J-V football and volleyball games will start at 530 instead of six. The changes go into effect this coming Monday for Volleyball — and September 12th for football games on Fridays. 207 “AT THE END OF THE SEASON WE’LL RE-LOOK AT THE WHOLE THING SEE WHAT’S THE BEST FOR GETTING OUR KIDS HOME AT A LITTLE EARLIER TIME.” Even with the changes — there’s no guarantee of getting home early.. Because some officials tell us it’s not just a management issue — it’s a playbook issue. 138 “EVERYONE WANTS TO BE LIKE OREGON YOU KNOW WITH WIDE OPEN SPREAD OFFENSE AND IF YOU DON’T COMPLETE PASSES THE CLOCK STOPS AND THE GAME JUST GOES ON AND ON AND THAT’S WHY THE GAMES ARE GETTING DONE SO LATE.” Will it help? Well — just happened last week. Kahuhu Mckinley at Roosevelt… Red Raiders made the long trip. JV mercy ruled vars started a half hour early — 8-o’clock — was supposed to start at 830. It helped a little. They got back to the north shore just after midnight. Could’ve easily been nearly 1 in the morning if started on original time. Next week marks a year since a quarter million Next week marks a year since a quarter million

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