It's No Go For St. Bonnie vs. Hart

In the aftermath of the horrible events on Tuesday at New York's World Trade Center and at The Pentagon near Washington, D.C., a long-awaited matchup between the state's top small school football team and one of the state's best large school squads won't take place.

Head coach Jon Mack from St. Bonaventure High of Ventura, the host school for Thursday's schedule matchup against Hart High of Newhall, confirmed late Wednesday afternoon that the game would be cancelled. Mack said the Los Angeles Archdiocese informed the school that no athletic events should be held for the remainder of the week. Contacts at Fox Sports Net 2 in Los Angeles, who were scheduled to broadcast the game, also confirmed that the game would not take place.

No make up date is scheduled and is likely since Hart has no open dates for the remainder of the season. Hart won its opening game last week, 34-0, over Banning of Wilmington. St. Bonaventure already has two wins under its belt and was putting a 30-game winning streak on the line.

Mack added that no other schools in the Los Angeles Archdiocese would have games this weekend. The list of schools includes Bishop Amat of La Puente, St. Paul of Santa Fe Springs, Serra of Gardena, Bishop Montgomery of Torrance, St. John Bosco of Bellflower, Alemany of Mission Hills, Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks, Santa Clara of Oxnard, St. Francis of La Canada and Chaminade of West Hills. The Orange County Archdiocese, which includes Mater Dei of Santa Ana, Servite of Anaheim and Santa Margarita of Rancho Santa Margarita, had not reportedly  made the same decision as of Wednesday afternoon.

There is a possibility that President George W. Bush will declare Friday a National Day of Mourning for the thousands of victims of the terrorist attacks. If that occurs, it's doubtful that any sporting events, high school, college or pro, would take place.

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