EL PASO, TEXAS (KTSM) – The District 1-6A gridiron showdown between Americas and Eastlake has been postponed, Socorro Independent School District confirmed to KTSM on Wednesday.
Originally scheduled to be played at 4 p.m. Friday at the SAC, the clash between the Falcons and Trail Blazers, which was slated to be the 9 Overtime Game of the Week, has been postponed because of a case of COVID-19, sources told KTSM.
A source also indicated that the game has been scheduled to be made up on Oct. 30, when both Americas and Eastlake have a schedule bye week.
The districts built in two extra weeks this season to account for games potentially being postponed because of COVID-19.
The game is the eighth football game this season that has been either canceled or postponed because of COVID-19. Irvin’s games against Bel Air and Hanks; Eastwood’s game against Pebble Hills; Cathedral’s first two games; and El Paso High’s games against Bel Air and Austin have all also been postponed or cancelled.
Football wasn’t the only sport within Socorro ISD to be affected by postponements on Wednesday. District officials confirmed to KTSM that the Eastlake and Pebble Hills volleyball teams had suspended all games and activities for at least the rest of the week because of COVID-19.
For the Falcons, that means their Oct. 9 game against Eastwood is postponed, and the Spartans’ game against Coronado on Oct. 9 will also be moved.