GENESEO — A potential football merger between York, Pavilion, and Geneseo for fall 2017 if approved would mean an end to the Valley Bowl tradition.
Every fall, York and Geneseo duke it out over a beloved mangled pigskin and combining the two schools would close the chapter on this tradition.
The Geneseo Central School District has scheduled a player-parent meeting on this for Feb. 2 at 7 p.m.
Tim Hayes, Geneseo Central Schools Superintendent, made this post on the school’s Facebook page in reference to a Livingston County News article:
The timing of this article is most unfortunate. On Tuesday, January 23rd, Mr. Veley and I met with the athletic directors and superintendents from York and Pavilion to discuss a combined football program. As a result of that meeting, it was determined that we would meet with our GCS football players and families before bringing any proposal to the Geneseo Central Board of Education.The Player/Parent meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 2nd at 7:00pm. At this meeting we will present detailed information regarding the reasons to consider a combined program and what a combined program between Geneseo, York and Pavilion could do for the student-athletes involved in football at Geneseo Central. Comments regarding coaching and scheduling are simply premature at this point. Top considerations in this process are to provide high quality opportunities for all of our athletes to participate at competitive levels that suit their age and skill levels.