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October 9, 2013

Comet homecoming game moved after Donkeys forfeit

VELMA — Bray-Doyle will forfeit its game against Velma-Alma on Friday.

This provided some added problems due to it being homecoming this week for Velma-Alma (3-2, 1-1). This has caused the Comets to reschedule the ceremony for the game against Rush Springs on Oct. 25. That will be two weeks from the original planned date. Bray-Doyle coach Lee Bluejacket said that there just wasn’t enough healthy players available this week, but hopes the rest will allow the team to get those players back.

Both parties are upset at the news, but it was a possibility that Bluejacket and Velma-Alma coach Greg Gothard had discussed earlier in the season.

“Anytime you can’t play or have to reschedule games for any reason, it’s not good for either team,” Gothard said. “I know he was wanting to play and his kids were and so were we.”

While Gothard has dealt with the situation before, he said that there really isn’t any perfect way of dealing with it. Despite this it still provides some unique opportunities in practice.

“We’re going to treat it like a preseason type of deal,” Gothard said. “It does give you a chance to work on the basics. You don’t have to worry about what this team is doing or whatever. You just go out there and get better at what you do.”

Gothard emphatically stated that he is not worried about losing momentum after the Comets’ 36-14 win at Wilson, but instead, sees this as a learning opportunity.

“One of the great things about athletics, and one of the reasons I think all kids should be involved, because it helps you deal with adversity,” Gothard said. “Things come up in life all the time, unexpected. You’ve got to learn how to deal with it.”

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