Because of unsafe field conditions, Goodyear Desert Edge has moved its first-round Division III state football playoff game Friday night to Goodyear Millennium, an Agua Fria district sister school.
Desert Edge (8-2), the No. 3 seed, plays Laveen Betty Fairfax.
If the Scorpions win, they would be back at home again next week, but the school isn’t sure if it will be back at Millennium.
Athletic Director Leslie Saulsby was out of the office Friday afternoon and could not be reached. His secretary said the field was overseeded and the school was taking it “one day at a time.”
Football coach Rich Wellbrock said he found out Wednesday that the field wasn’t going to ready and it would be moved to Millennium.
Asked if it feels like his team is starting the playoffs on a neutral field, Wellbrock said, “It doesn’t feel like that.”
“Millennium is only 10 minutes away,” he said. “We’re making the best of the situation.”
He said it is good that the game is being moved to prevent potential injuries.
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