Statement from BUHS Coach Manny Terrazas
March 1, 2016
by Arnie Palu
The evening prior to playing in the CIF Central Section Division 5 championship match, Bishop Union High School announced it would forfeit the game to Fowler. School administration citing “Violations of the athletic code of conduct by multiple members of the girls soccer team”. Bishop Union won the High Desert League championship and was the #3 seed in the Division 5 bracket. Bishop Union defeated Kern Valley in the Quarterfinals 2-1 and Orosi in the Semifinals 2-0. The Broncos season ends with a 17-7-1 overall record. Coach Manny Terrazas penned the following letter.
Dear friends, families, community and supporters
I would like to say that I am very sorry for what has happened to the girls varsity soccer team. There were some poor decisions made by some of my players. This is a life lesson, unfortunately, but must be learned. The school had to do the right thing. I wish none of it happened but now we have to live with it. I had no control in what happened and I hope people understand that. I’m very disappointed and sad for what has happened. I hope we can overcome this and be stronger. I will always do my best to get these girls to strive for the top in football and in life.
Thank you for all of the support this season. It was a season to dream about but killed by a nightmare.
cover photo by Joe Griego, 2015. File Photo