|11/19/2020 8:36:00 AM|
Section football adjusts schedule after governor's announcement
Gov. Tim Walz announced Wednesday evening a dial-back shutdown for numerous businesses and a pause of all youth and high school sports.
The shutdown takes effect at 11:59 p.m., Friday, and impacts bars, restaurants, gyms and other businesses.
Likewise, the shutdown will bring to an end the high school fall sports seasons in Minnesota.
Because of the shutdown, many sections have made the decision to have the top-two remaining seeds in their section tournament fields play Friday for the section championship. Any other remaining teams also have the option of playing each other head-to-head.
Locally, Section 2 Nine-Man will see its championship game played Friday, beginning at 7 p.m., in Danube. Top-seeded Renville County West will take on third-seeded Red Rock Central. It is unclear whether fifth-seeded Cedar Mountain and seventh-seeded Nicollet will play.
In Section 3 Nine-Man, the championship game will be played Friday, beginning at 6 p.m., in Hills. Top-seeded Hills-Beaver Creek will face second-seeded Mt. Lake Area. Third-seeded Heron Lake-Okabena-Fulda announced it will play fifth-seeded Edgerton on Friday, beginning at 7 p.m., in Heron Lake.
Section 3AA announced that its championship game will be played Friday, beginning at 7 p.m., in Redwood Falls. Top-seeded Redwood Valley will host second-seeded Tracy-Milroy-Balaton. Third-seeded Pipestone will host fourth-seeded Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial Friday at 7 p.m.
There also have been schedule changes in volleyball. Red Rock Central is the lone team still playing in the Citizen coverage area. RRC announced it added a match against Canby, which will be played tonight in Lamberton, beginning with C-squad at 4:45 p.m. RRC also travels to Okabena to face Heron Lake-Okabena-Fulda Friday, in what will now be the season finale.