FNF Pregame Week 4: Battle at Hickman canceled due to COVID-19 case

1 month 3 days 8 hours ago Friday, September 18 2020 Sep 18, 2020 Friday, September 18, 2020 5:56:00 PM CDT September 18, 2020 in Friday Night Fever
By: Leah Vredenbregt, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

Week four of Friday Night Fever has arrived. Before you head out to your team's game or tune in to KOMU 8's liveblog, check out the news you should know about high school football across mid-Missouri.

News related to high school football games across mid-Mo, such as cancellations, COVID-19 information and other news that impacts games will be available below.

Cancellations and alterations for September 18:

-Hickman vs. Battle canceled after Battle player tests positive

-Missouri Military Academy vs. Mark Twain canceled due to an electrical issue. 

MMA previously had a game postponed two weeks ago for an electrical issue. The Mark Twain Tigers twitter announced it is delayed to Saturday at 3:00 p.m.

-Tipton vs. St. Michael changed to be Tipton vs. Warsaw

-Southern Boone County now facing Richmond for first time, not Versailles

Other mid-Mo football news:

CPS, Rock Bridge dealing with naming controversy

Wayne Sells is calling for his own name to be removed from the Rock Bridge High School football stadium after he made a controversial social media post earlier in the week.

On Wednesday, Sept. 16, KOMU first reported that Sells made a social media post that used expletives to describe athletes who choose to kneel during the National Anthem.

That same day, Columbia Board of Education President Helen Wade suggested removing Sells' name from the field. Sells then delivered a letter to Rock Bridge High School asking for his name to be removed.

In addition, the Columbia Board of Education met in a closed session on Friday to discuss the situation, and plans to publicly announce information on Sept. 24.

KSDK: St. Louis County has five clusters of cases related to athletes

On Friday the St. Louis County Department of Public Health and Safety declared five clusters of COVID-19 “linked directly to sports practices or games."

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