The Tunkhannock-Holy Redeemer game scheduled for Friday was canceled after Holy Redeemer reportedly suspended its football program Tuesday because of a COVID-19 situation.
But the Tigers quickly scheduled a replacement game on its football schedule with Dunmore.
The Bucks will host Tunkhannock on Friday at 7 p.m., according to Dunmore athletic director Mark Finan.
Originally, Dunmore was scheduled to play Lackawanna Trail on Friday. However, Lackawanna Trail High School is closed for two weeks and suspended all extracurricular activities until at least Oct. 23 after reporting its fifth coronavirus case last weekend. (According to the Oct. 13 Trail School board meeting, the school now has nine cases: 2 employees and 7 students.)
“We are happy that we get an opportunity to play this game Friday night,” Finan said. “It’s unfortunate for Holy Redeemer and we hope that the students at Holy Redeemer and Lackawanna Trail are safe and healthy. We are looking forward to our game at Dunmore Veterans Memorial Stadium.”
Situations of COVID-19 have impacted several fall sports programs at various schools in recent weeks.
In addition to Lackawanna Trail’s teams being put in quarantine, the Blue Ridge girls volleyball team and the Mountain View boys soccer team are also out of action for two weeks.
Last week in the Lackawanna Football Conference, the Lakeland at Susquehanna game was canceled. Susquehanna co-sponsors football with Blue Ridge, which is dealing with a COVID-19 situation. Lakeland is playing Wilkes-Barre Area on Tuesday night to make up the lost game against Susquehanna.
Dunmore played its first two games of five on the road. The next home game scheduled for the Bucks is Oct. 30 against Riverside.
“I am very thankful to Tunkhannock for agreeing to play at Dunmore and giving up one of their home games, so we can have our Senior Night in this shortened season,” Finan said.