William Penn will be playing against Red Lion on Saturday, Sept. 24, as a result of a recent shooting at one of the York school’s Friday night games.
Every future William Penn football game has moved to Saturday afternoons, according to Ron Coursey, the athletic director at the school.
“The decision was made after we had a conversation with the chief of police, board members, and the superintendent,” Coursey said. “The superintendent made the final decision.”
The school will also increase their security on staff and crowd control at every football game to take extra precaution for the duration of the season. Red Lion already has 13 staffed security personnel and four regional officers.
When asked why he would decline offers of William Penn games being played at all away games, Coursey said, “I don’t want to rob my kids the experience of playing at home.”