According to this publication's sources, the school apparently did not make allowances for the construction and make plans for the bus to leave early enough to make the game. Apparently, some KIPP parents arrived at the game only to find out their team didn't make it and that the game had been cancelled. Since this construction issue had been present for months, it is difficult to understand how this could have occurred.
This inexcusable forfeit comes on the heels of KIPP Director Scott Shirey forcing a forfeit of a Jr. Girls game against Nemo Vista because the KIPP students shouted "Miss It" while Nemo Vista shot free throws.