Louis Findley, the head football coach at Cleveland NJROTC, has been in contact with McCluer South-Berkley head coach Howard Brown and both coaches feel it is safe for the teams to compete on Saturday. The game was moved up to 11 a.m. with more concerns about the weather reaching triple digits, more so than the unrest in the community. Findley has given assurances to his school Principal Dr. Susan Viviano and Asst. Principal Ms Julie Metzger that he does not anticipate any issues.
However, Findley says a final decision will ultimately come from St. Louis Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Kelvin Adams. Findley says the school’s athletic director Mark Jenkins is meeting with Dr. Adams and a final decision will be made as to whether or not Cleveland can travel for the Saturday game.
Findley wants to see the game take place. He’s close friends with Coach Brown and have been in constant contact over the last few days. Findley thinks a football game is what the town of Ferguson needs right now.
“I do not anticipate any problems. I think a game over in Berkeley right now would be good for the community.”
A phone message to Dr. Adams has not been returned