Town forfeits high school football game against overpowering opponent to save kids from injury; faces punishment from state body

“Kearny NJ School Superintendent Ron Bolandi demonstrated defiant sanity when he pulled Kearny High School’s overmatched football team just six hours before its game with St. Peter’s Prep, one of New Jersey’s top-ranked programs.

“Bolandi saw what was coming. Kearny lost its previous two games by a combined score of 90-8. In its last game, St. Peter’s rolled over Memorial High, 77-7. Bolandi, whose short-handed team was also nursing several injuries, did the math and made the practical decision.

“Better safe than stampeded.”

Editorial: Kearny superintendent made right call on football forfeit |

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