Multiple COVID-19 related cancellations have local high school football schedules up in the air Friday night

SPOKANE, Wash. — Week two of high school football in Washington (week three in Idaho) will be a little different with three games already confirmed to be canceled because of COVID-19 cases.

Earlier this week, the Sandpoint at Colville game was canceled by Colville and West Valley-Yakima canceled their game at Coeur d’Alene. Both Sandpoint and Coeur d’Alene have been working on finding an opponent, but the two played each other just last week.

On Thursday, we have confirmed that East Valley has had to cancel its next two games. That means this week’s game against Lakeside, and next week against rival West Valley is not happening.

No make-up dates are scheduled.

Also on Thursday, it was announced the Battle of the Bell between Mead and Mt. Spokane was canceled, according to a post on the Mead School District’s website. The school district said the cancelation comes because of COVID-19 protocols within the Mead varsity football program. Fans were advised to keep their tickets as the schools work to reschedule.

Spokesman-Review reporter Dave Nichols was the first to break the news on Twitter.

On Friday morning, the Medical Lake School District announced all extracurricular activities were canceled Friday, meaning the Rogers at Medical Lake game will not happen.

Coeur d’Alene Football tweeted Thursday night saying its varsity team would take on Mt. Spokane at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Lakeside was able to find a game on short notice. They will play at Selah Friday night.

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