CROMWELL >> Cromwell/Portland football coach Chris Eckert confirmed via email Friday morning that Coventry/Windham Tech/Bolton has forfeited its game to Eckert’s team that was scheduled to be played at Coventry.
Eckert said that Coventry could not field a team because of “low numbers” of players. He said Coventry told him they had 23 players available.
Originally Eckert reported to The Press that the CIAC had approved moving the game until next weekend as both teams had an open date. However, Eckert Thursday expressed surprise with that action, saying it was his impression that in those circumstances, the usual result was a forfeit.
That forfeit was made official Friday. With the forfeit win, the Panthers are now 3-1.