Football Rivalry Leads to Blanketgate

The high school football rivalry between Kimberly and Kaukauna has led to what the locals call "blanketgate."

The big prep game by the crosstown rivals is a week and a-half away in Kimberly. And, already football fans were saving bleacher seats by covering them with blankets or plastic. Some are taped down, others are stapled.

Kimberly Schools Superintendent Mel Lightner says that's made some fans mad. So the School Board will address "blanketgate" at its meeting on Monday.

For now, the maintenance department has confiscated the blankets, bed sheets and plastic already left on about 50 seats at the football field. The superintendent says covering seats isn't fair to everyone else.


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