TC West, TC Central Forced to Reschedule Week 1 Games
With the announcement coming that the annual “Battle at the Big House” high school football game series at Michigan Stadium has been canceled for the 2020 season because of the coronavirus pandemic, Traverse City West and Traverse City Central are forced to reschedule their Week 1 games.
West was scheduled to face Midland while Central was taking on 2019 Division 3 semifinalist DeWitt. Both games were originally slated to take place on Friday, Aug. 28 at Michigan Stadium.
Central will now travel to DeWitt in Week 1, with a date to be determined, while West will play host to Midland on Thursday, Aug. 27.
“It would be a great setting for our players and something they’ve certainly earned,” Central coach Eric Schugars said. “Our coaching staff has earned. Our community was excited about it. We kind of knew in the back of our heads that possibly this could happen. When we heard similar games downstate got canceled, we figured well ours might be next and sure enough, it was. Now we’re onto plan B, which is going to be at DeWitt. It’s going to be exciting either way because we’re playing a semifinalist in DeWitt and it’s a challenge right out of the gate, so we’re excited about that.”