Iowa high school cancels homecoming football game due to player injuries

(Griswold Comm. Schools)
(Griswold Comm. Schools)

GRISWOLD, Iowa (KWQC) – A high school in southwestern Iowa has canceled its homecoming game scheduled for this Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, due to injured players.

Griswold High School made the announcement Monday on Facebook, saying its football team will not be able to play against Earlham High School.

“Due to limited numbers and player injuries, we feel it is in the best interest of our football players and program to cancel this week’s game at Earlham,” reads the post by the Griswold Community School District.

The post does not provide details of the injuries or player numbers, and does not indicate when the Griswold Tigers will continue their football season.

“The district will continue to evaluate weekly and will make determinations concerning future games at a later time,” according to the district’s Facebook post.

Griswold, population 1,036, is in Cass County, Iowa.

Opponent Earlham High School also announced the news on Facebook, posting, “This circumstance is especially disappointing as this was supposed to be the Homecoming game. This is an unfortunate situation that is out of the District’s control.”

Earlham says even though the game is canceled, all its other homecoming activities will go forward as scheduled.

A number of concerned and sympathetic comments were filling social media by Tuesday morning.

Sue Rogers posted, “Yes it is a bummer you lost your homecoming game. But trust me you all can make this one of your bests weeks if you allow yourselves to. Enjoy your activities this week.”

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