COVID-19 impacts Week 6 of high school football

Published: Sep. 30, 2021 at 5:41 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 1, 2021 at 9:24 AM CDT
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - COVID-19 is impacting the high school football schedule for October 1st. We’ll update this post as we get closer to Football Friday Night.

Hoxie at Palestine-Wheatley (Canceled)

Hoxie’s road game against Palestine-Wheatley has been canceled. The Patriots are dealing with COVID-19 cases. Hoxie wins the matchup by forfeit, they improve to 5-0 overall, 2-0 in 3A-3 play.

According to the Arkansas Activities Association: “Senior high conference football games that are unable to be played due to COVID-19 will be considered a forfeit by the team unable to participate in the contest. If both teams share an open date and have at least 5 days notice, the game shall be rescheduled and played. If less than 5 days notice and both teams agree the game shall be rescheduled and played.”

Marked Tree at Earle (Canceled)

Earle’s homecoming game vs. Marked Tree is canceled. The Indians are dealing with COVID cases. The Bulldogs win the matchup by forfeit, they improve to 4-2 overall, 2-0 in 2A-3 play.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we will not have a football game tomorrow, however, we will have Homecoming...

Posted by Earle School District on Thursday, September 30, 2021

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