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Scheduling of game was not Mr. Aitken’s mistake

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Posted: Thursday, December 30, 2010 12:00 am | Updated: 6:22 am, Thu Dec 30, 2010.

Now that a truly phenomenal season for the Lodi High School football team has gone into the books, it is the appropriate time to respond to an article carried in the News-Sentinel on Nov. 16.

In “Thursday Night Lights?” both Jeff Hood and Jim Rodems offered their reasons as to why the CIF Division I playoff game between LHS and McNair could not be scheduled for Friday, Nov. 19. Perhaps unintentionally, their explanations placed responsibility for the scheduling problems on LHS Athletic Director Erin Aitken.

The point of my response is to establish the fact that Aitken did the best she could with the information she was given specific to this issue. Since she and I were in constant contact regarding the scheduling of LHS football games at alternate venues throughout the regular season, I can personally attest to her proactive efforts to also ensure that potential playoff dates would be reserved for Lodi High when and if the Grape Bowl were to become available. As it turned out, that Thursday night game was memorable on several levels, an absolutely glorious night for LHS to christen the newly renovated field and light system.

I want to publicly acknowledge Mr. Hood, Mr. Rodems and the city of Lodi for this accomplishment, and they should be thanked for the personal effort and dedication required to take this project from promise to reality.

Having said that, and with all due respect, the scheduling problem was not Erin Aitken’s mistake. Out of fairness to her, that needed to be said.

Bob Lofsted

principal, Lodi High School

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1 comment:

  • Kim Lee posted at 3:57 pm on Thu, Dec 30, 2010.

    Kim Lee Posts: 1798

    I think we all know that Erin Aitken does her very best for the student athletes.

    And the title here should read "Mrs. Aitken" not Mr. Aitken.

     

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