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ESPN causes change in Reed’s football schedule

Reed was scheduled to play Arizona’s defending Div. II state champion, Saguaro, in its season opener at Mackay Stadium in late August. Then ESPN got in the way. The major sports conglomerate offered to pay for Saguaro (Scottsdale, Ariz.) to square off with Valor Christian (Highlands Ranch, Colo.) as part of its Kickoff Classic the same weekend. It was a deal too good to pass up for the Saguaro staff. Reed coach Ernie Howren found out last Monday that he no longer had a week one foe. Twenty emails were sent out that night in search of an opponent. One responded with an opening: Clayton Valley Charter (Concord, Calif.). “That’s the whole goal, to have a full schedule of 10 (regular season) games,” … [Read More...]

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