MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — The football homecoming game at a suburban Detroit school was canceled because of a lack of referees.

Mount Clemens was supposed to play Friday night against Potterville, a school southwest of Lansing.

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Homecoming games are a big date on any school’s schedule, with community events and other traditions.

“My boys are really hurt, especially the seniors,” Mount Clemens coach Marcus Cribbs told The Macomb Daily.

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Indeed, senior Eazari Chestang told WDIV-TV: “This game really meant something to us.”

The school still plans to make it a special night with food trucks and music and the introduction of the homecoming court.

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