High School Football

The Fort Mill-York football game Friday has been cancelled because of a number of Jacket players are in quarantine due to COVID-19.

The Fort Mill School District released a statement saying the game has been cancelled out of a precaution because, “quarantines of multiple students in key positions creates safety concerns that necessitate canceling Friday’s game.”

Fort Mill is the first COVID-19 cancelation to affect football season at the varsity level in the district. Fort Mill was originally scheduled to play Indian Land Friday at home, but because of the coronavirus, the Warriors pulled out of the game last week. The Jackets were then able to schedule York, despite having to play them later in the season already, as a replacement. Fort Mill still has a game at York Oct. 15.

The Jackets game against Lancaster at home scheduled for Sept. 10 is still on schedule to be played, according to Fort Mill athletic director Dwayne Hartsoe.

Fort Mill is 0-2 on the season and with the cancelation against York is already looking at a shortened season like it had last year.

The other two high schools in the district – Nation Ford and Catawba Ridge – are still on schedule to play their games Friday night as of now. Nation Ford will host River Bluff and Catawba Ridge will host Greenwood.

Mac Banks: mac@fortmillprepsports.com, @fortprep