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COVID-19 impact leads to football cancelations

#5 QB Zach Park talks with Head Coach David Spillet during game against Idaho Falls on Sept. 25
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#5 QB Zach Park talks with Head Coach David Spillet during game against Idaho Falls on Sept. 25

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Local sporting events in eastern Idaho are being disrupted due to COVID-19.

Friday night's matchup between Shelley and Pocatello at Iron Horse Stadium has been canceled due to player exposure to COVID-19. Rigby's non-conference matchup with Blackfoot has been canceled as well.

"We're trying to show an abundance of caution," said Blackfoot Athletic Director Cody Shelley. "All of our three teams are being quarantined for the rest of this week to monitor and self check."

Both contests are unlikely to be rescheduled. School officials have not confirmed plans for games to take place next week with any of the four schools.

"We're pretty optimistic," said Pocatello/Chubbuck School District 25 Athletic Director Tonya Wilkes. "This has actually given us a little pump up that we need to really tow this line, so that we can be in playoffs and state."

Friday's high school football game between Madison and Thunder Ridge is now on Monday. The postponement is due to COVID-19. You can view more HERE.

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Cole Sams

Cole is a reporter for Local News 8 and KIDK Eyewitness News 3.

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