For the second consecutive week a local high school football team will miss games because of the coronavirus.

The Nation Ford Falcons will miss their game against the Northwestern Trojans because of COVID-19 this Friday, Sept. 10. Nation Ford is in COVID-19 protocol causing their road game at District III Stadium in Rock Hill to be cancelled. A decision regarding their home game the following Friday, Sept. 17 against George Washington out of Virginia hasn’t been made.

Fort Mill football will miss a second consecutive game as well Sept. 10 because their opponent, Lancaster, is in its second round of COVID protocol of the season. Fort Mill itself is still in COVID protocol, having missed this past Friday, Sept. 4 game against York, which wasn’t their original opponent at that time. Fort Mill was originally scheduled to play Indian Land Sept. 4, but the Warriors had to back out of the game because of the virus. Fort Mill then scheduled York, but then the Jackets had to cancel the game because a number of their players had to quarantine.

The Jackets’ game against Lancaster was moved from Sept. 10 to Monday, Sept. 13 as Fort Mill will be coming out of protocol over the weekend, but now Lancaster is back in COVID protocol for the second time this season having played just one game on the year.

As of the time this was posted, Catawba Ridge is the only local game in Fort Mill scheduled for Sept. 10, which will be a road game for them as they travel to West Cabarrus in North Carolina. That game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Fort Mill is next scheduled to play Sept. 17 at home against Lugoff-Elgin. If the Falcons don’t play Sept. 17 against George Washington, their next scheduled game is Oct. 1 against Fort Mill at Bob Jones Stadium, which would be the Region 3-5A opener for both teams.

Mac Banks:, @fortprep