Packers Game, H.S. Football Collide

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Friday night lights won’t be necessary at a Green Bay high school’s football field. That’s because Notre Dame Academy has moved its game against Manitowoc from 7 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday because of the Green Bay Packers’ preseason home game.

Packers spokesman Aaron Popkey says historically, the team has tried to avoid scheduling a game the same night as high school football. But, Popkey says there was little the Packers could do about Friday’s game because the high school schedule came after the Packers’ schedule was released, and because the NFL dictates when some games will be played.

Notre Dame athletic director Ken Flaten tells WLUK-TV that because the school is close to Lambeau Field, it could have been a traffic and safety issue if the game had not been rescheduled.

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  1. Tom L says:

    oh no, what is the state of cheese to do?!?!?!?!

    aw, hell…drink more beer!

    arent packer and high school football one in the same anyways?

    1. Judy says:

      Do you recall the Super Bowl ring the Packers won in February? Oh, that’s right…Vikings don’t know what those look like!

      1. Tom L says:

        they won a few even before 2010 too.

        Somtimes its nice just to have been there.

        I suppose you’re silly enough to think they’re going to win again in 2011, huh?

  2. craig says:

    Pack has better chance than the than the vikqueens in purple. I’m sorry,
    I know the truth must hurt you, Tom L

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