SCOTTSBLUFF – A player testing positive for the COVID-19 virus has cancelled the 2020 East-West Nebraska All-Star Football Game in Scottsbluff.
“We know these are the times that we are in and knew when planning these games, this might be possible,” Committee Member Dave Hoxworth said. “The cancellation is in accordance with our response plan and we have and will continue working closely with health officials to continue to mitigate risk.”
“The committee has worked very closely with our team to put in place all precautions to reduce risk off the field. This is a no-fault situation that was handled very proactively by all involved. We encourage kindness and understanding as we traverse these uncertain times,” Panhandle Public Health District Director, Kim Engel said.
The all-star weekend brings in athletes nominated by their respective high school coaches from around the area for a two-day shortened week practice, ending with the Friday football game and volleyball match.