Pittsburg Coach Robert Manley Scrambles to Replace Prime Prep on Schedule
Pittsburg coach Robert Manley confirmed early Friday afternoon that the Pirates will have to find a replacement game for the Dallas Prime Prep Academy contest scheduled for Sept. 28.
"We don't have anything," Manley said. "We will try to fill it with somebody."
Prime Prep, a charter school in Dallas' Oak Cliff neighborhood founded by NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, won't play varsity football games as it had planned, according to David Smoak.
Manley said he was scrambling to find a replacement for the late non-district game. That obviously won't be easy considering the season starts Aug. 30.
Pittsburg opens 2012 at Wills Point on Aug. 31, then travels to Gladewater on Sept. 7. The Pirates' home opener is Sept. 14 against New Boston. They have a Sept. 21 bye before the now-open Sept. 28 date created by Prime Prep's inability to play its varsity schedule.