Homecoming game forfeited

Tigers disappointed

Sarah Kim, Karl Selga, and James Deguinon

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On September 22 news broke that McKinley High School Varsity football team will be forfeiting the September 25 game against Leilehua High School. Athletic Director Bob Morikuni said there weren’t enough eligible athletes.

It happens to be McKinley’s homecoming game during the 150th year anniversary.

“It’s unfortunate. We really didn’t want that to happen,” said Morikuni. He did not want to go into details about why students were ineligible.

The Junior Varsity team will play at 5:30 p.m. at Roosevelt Stadium.

Band director Donna Hesch said that the band will still be playing for the Junior Varsity game.

“We all have to realize that we represent this school, not just the students but the faculty and staff,” said Hesch.

Many students are upset with the decision.

"It is unfair for the seniors and the players that wanted to play the game," said Sophomore Kimi Ki

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“It is unfair for the seniors and the players that wanted to play the game,” said sophomore Kimi Li

"But I think that the principal should of waited it out the punishment till after the homecoming game," said Sophomore Kalahiki Faurot

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“But I think that the principal should of waited it out the punishment until after the Homecoming game,” said sophomore Kalahiki Faurot

"Why couldn't he cancel the next week's two games instead of our homecoming game," said Sophomore Chloe Barro

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“Why couldn’t he cancel the next week’s two games instead of our Homecoming game?” said sophomore Chloe Barro

"I also feel that Mckinley should not forfeit the game versus Leilehua because teams don't forfeit their games and they play them even though they know that they are going to lose or win," said Sophomore Justin Lam

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“I also feel that McKinley should not forfeit the game versus Leilehua because teams don’t forfeit their games and they play them even though they know that they are going to lose or win,” said sophomore Justin Lam

Not all students, however, disagree with the decision.

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I think it was right that the varsity game was forfeited. I think people who are disagreeing with this choice should think deep inside of you. I don’t think our principal made the wrong choice because we must learn from our mistakes and take it as a motivation so later on in life we don’t make bigger mistakes.

This article was originally published on Sept. 23, 2015. Changes in structure and information were made on Sept. 25, 2015.