Skyline High School forfeited its Friday night home football game against Windsor because of a fight that happened on the Oakland school’s campus this week, according to a published report.
The news was first reported by the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.
When reached via text, Skyline coach KC Adams said he could not comment but confirmed that there was a forfeit.
Oakland Unified School District spokesman John Sasaki confirmed there was a conflict on campus but was not aware of any students who needed medical attention.
“This has been a very difficult week in Oakland because of the shooting that happened on Wednesday, and certainly tensions are high across the district,” Sasaki said, referring to a shooting at the King Estates education campus that left at least two people in critical condition. “There’s a lot of concern about community, school and student safety. Because of how rough this week has been, the decision was made to, unfortunately, cancel the game.”
Skyline administrators have not responded to requests for comment.
According to Windsor coach Dean Sexton in an interview Saturday with the Bay Area News Group, the Skyline administration decided to forfeit the game after players and other students were involved in a fight.
“We offered a few other scenarios to play the game on Saturday or Monday, either at their place, or we could bus them up to our place,” Sexton said. “But ultimately, their administration decided not to allow that to happen. They said it was too soon and they wouldn’t be ready to play a game by Monday.”
Sexton said that both he and Adams wanted to play, but that Skyline’s administration chose to call the game off.
“Their administration made this a punishment because of what their kids did on campus in their involvement in the incident,” Sexton said, adding that he harbors no animosity toward Skyline for its decision.
The loss drops Skyline’s record to 1-3.
Windsor, which had lost to Campolindo last week, improved to 3-2.
Skyline is scheduled to play Friday at Vallejo.