Local high school football matchups canceled due to COVID-19

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CLEVELAND (WJW) – High school football games in Northeast Ohio have been canceled due to the coronavirus.

Beachwood School’s Athletic Director confirms they have canceled Friday night’s game against Orange due to COVID-19.

Also impacted by the virus is the Sebring McKinley verses Leetonia game. It too has also been canceled after a player on the Leetonia program tested positive for coronavirus.

Leetonia alerted Sebring earlier in the week, but with such short notice, Sebring was not able to reschedule.

Leetonia and Sebring have agreed on a rescheduled game for October 29th, Week 11 of the high school football season.

Sebring McKinley Athletic Director, Brian Clark, says they are looking for a comparable Week 1 opponent on short notice.

“We are ready, willing and eager to play this weekend,” Clark said. “I was lucky to find a mid-summer replacement when Southington Chalker withdrew from a Week 2 game. It will be extremely difficult to find a school that is open this weekend at this late date.”

That’s contingent upon neither team making the OHSAA playoffs.

A little to the east, another high school is canceling games because of COVID-19.

Triway High School in Wooster is canceling their first two games; an away game at West Holmes High School scheduled for tonight and a home game against Mogadore High School on August 27.

Be sure to watch the kick-off to our high school football coverage tonight as we kick off the 25th year of Friday Night Touchdown. The show starts at 11 p.m. You can also get up-to-date scores on FOX8.com throughout the night.

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