Southwest Florida football: Three high schools announce Week 2 game cancellations

Dustin B Levy Alex Martin
Fort Myers News-Press

The Canterbury football team will miss its second straight week due to COVID-19, per an email sent Tuesday from Canterbury Head of School Rick Kirschner.

The Cougars were scheduled to play host to SFCA on Friday. 

"With our team still impacted by quarantine guidelines, we are postponing our Varsity Football game on Friday, September 3rd, 2021, to a date to be announced," Kirschner's email read. "The health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and families are of the utmost importance at this time. Thank you for understanding."

Canterbury last played against ECS in a kickoff classic on Aug. 20. The Cougars won that game 10-6. At this point in time, the Cougars are slated to take on Oasis on Sept. 10 in their regular-season opener. 

SFCA athletic director Mike Marciano said he is looking for a new opponent for this team.

LaBelle will also miss their Week 2 contest, announcing that the Cowboys have canceled their Thursday game against Lemon Bay "due to circumstances beyond our control," according to a Tuesday tweet. 

LaBelle High School has four current positive tests and 55 students ordered to quarantine, according to the Hendry County COVID-19 dashboard. 

Lehigh scheduled a game with Sarasota Riverview Monday morning after Island Coast was forced into a shutdown, according to Lightning head coach James Chaney.

Island Coast currently has 118 positive cases and is one of four area high schools with over 100 cases, per the Lee County School District COVID-19 dashboard.

Island Coast Athletic Director Michael Dubbelde and coach Elgin Hicks haven't returned requests for comment. 

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