Two More Area Playoff Football Games Canceled
A pair of area high school football playoff games have been canceled because of the coronavirus.
The Frankfort-Saginaw Nouvel Division 8 first round game has been canceled because of positive COVID-19 cases at Nouvel. Frankfort (4-3) will receive a forfeit win and will face either Johannesburg-Lewiston (6-0) or Alcona (0-5) in a district semifinal next week.
Out of an abundance of caution and to mitigate the spread of disease within the school and community and based upon the guidance provided by the health department, we will not be able to compete in the upcoming playoff game vs Frankfort. #CWCW
— Nouvel Football (@NouvelFootball) October 29, 2020
Following positive COVID-19 cases at Gaylord, the Mt. Pleasant-Gaylord Division 3 district contest has also been canceled. Mt. Pleasant (6-1) receives a forfeit win and will take on either Marquette (5-1) or Muskegon Reeths-Puffer (2-4) in a district semifinal next week.
On Monday, the Farwell-McBain and Stephenson-Pickford games were canceled because of positive COVID-19 cases within Farwell and and Stephenson schools. In addition, Lakeview forfeited its game against Ithaca because of injuries and eligibility issues.