Tamaqua Area School Board member Larry Neff blasted the PIAA for what he termed charging excessive game rights for the state championship games. Neff said there has been a lot of comment as to why the Marian game was not available on all local television. He said the Wilkes-Barre and Scranton stations rejected telecasting the games because of the cost, which he said have gone up 700 percent in one year. According to Neff, the live televising of the Class A state championship football game in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton market was $8,400.