After missing the entire 2020 fall high school football season due to the coronavirus pandemic, high school football fans in the State of Washington are now disappointed with Mother Nature. A winter storm blew into the northwest causing many schools postpone or cancel their season opening exhibition/jamboree games. Schools across the state have been practicing since February 1 for a shortened regular season.
Gig Harbor and Curtis did get their exhibition game in with snow on the turf.
We have football. Gig Harbor hosting Curtis at Roy Anderson Field in an exhibition game. pic.twitter.com/lf3nMwafuk— Jon Manley (@manley_tnt) February 12, 2021
It’s strange photographing football in the middle of February. pic.twitter.com/xtfxIJ19tX— Joshua Bessex (@Bessex_Joshua) February 13, 2021
Sunset Chev Stadium hosted Peninsula and Sumner on Friday afternoon. The other game between Bonney Lake and Stadium was cancelled when Tacoma schools cancelled their events.
Game day at Sunset Chev Stadium today! First HS athletic contests hosted in our district for over a year!— SBLSD Athletics (@AthleticsSblsd) February 12, 2021
Two varsity football jamborees today:
3:00 Peninsula vs Sumner; 4:30 Stadium vs Bonney Lake. Due to COVID- no fans, but check school web for streaming pic.twitter.com/OPUphWOnZi
Washington is the first state, of those that delayed the 2020 season, to play actual games in 2021.
Below are the this weekend’s games that have been rescheduled or cancelled.
Postponed Exhibition Games
Mossyrock at Naselle, moved to Monday
Ocosta at Morton-White Pass, moved to Monday
Onalaska vs. Napavine, moved to Monday
Pe Eli-Willapa Valley at Adna, moved to Monday
Talolah at Winlock, moved to Tuesday
Tenino at Montesano, moved to Monday
Toledo at Ranier, moved to Monday
Cancelled Exhibition Games
Bellarmine Prep vs. Puyallup
Bethel vs. Rogers
Capital vs. North Thurston
Graham-Kapowsin vs. Emerald Ridge
Lakes vs. Mount Tahoma
River Ridge at Olympia
Stadium vs. Bonney Lake
We’ll update this story throughout the weekend.