High school football: Foothill cancels Friday’s game against De La Salle

Pleasanton school hit hard by injuries and sickness, coach says. DLS isn’t likely to fill gap in the schedule.

Foothill’s football game against De La Salle on Friday night has been canceled due to injuries and illness.

Coach Greg Haubner stated that his roster is down to 25-27 healthy players from 44 at the start of the season.

He hopes to have some players back in a week or two.

De La Salle now has nine regular-season games remaining. Coach Justin Alumbaugh stated on Tuesday night that he attempted to fill the vacancy with a last-minute replacement but is not optimistic given the late stage of the season.

De La Salle is coming off a thrilling overtime win over San Ramon Valley on Friday. The Spartans (5-2) have won five straight games after losing to Orange Lutheran and Serra to start the season.

The Concord school had a week off between games against McClymonds and San Ramon Valley.

If the Spartans do not find an opponent for this weekend, they will play at Monte Vista on Oct. 27 before concluding the season at home against Clayton Valley on Nov. 3.

Foothill (1-6) will host San Ramon Valley on Oct. 27 before traveling to California on Nov. 3.

Pleasanton had high hopes heading into the season, but they were dashed when two of their top players transferred: wide receiver Chris Lawson to Archbishop Riordan and running back Samear Lattier to Tracy.

Jackson Chandler, a running back/linebacker for Foothill, also suffered an ACL knee injury.

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