There were plenty of reasons for Folsom (Calif.) High fans to celebrate on Saturday. The quality of their cable service wasn't one of them.
According to the Sacramento Bee, the Central California town's cable coverage of the No. 47 Bulldogs' 48-20 state-title victory over No. 28 Junipero Serra was stopped with some four minutes remaining on the clock. Without warning, the cable provider cut to a previously scheduled edition of high school football "Replay" on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, which was televising the state bowl games.
The switch followed a brief commercial break, which many viewers felt was just an ill-timed TV timeout. Instead, it led into another program entirely, which left some in the Bulldogs' patriotic hometown unable to watch the celebratory final moments of their school's upset victory.
"I feel cheated," KFBK Radio news director Judy Farah told the Bee. "I'd been following the game all night."
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