Rawlins has forfeited its homecoming game, scheduled Friday against Douglas, due to a shortage of available players from a COVID-19 quarantine.

The school announced its decision to cancel numerous homecoming-related activities in a Facebook post on Thursday.

Douglas activities director Doug Hughes via email on Friday clarified that the football game between the two programs won’t be made up and will go down as a forfeit victory for the Bearcats.

Rawlins AD Kasey Garnhart said in an email Friday that Rawlins’ football players in quarantine would not return to school and practice until Wednesday at the earliest, making a make-up too difficult to fit in the short amount of time remaining in the season.

Both teams play in the Class 3A East Conference.

Rawlins is the sixth football program in Wyoming this season to forfeit at least one game due to COVID-19, joining a list that includes Guernsey, Torrington, Lingle, Burns and Thermopolis. Douglas also beat Torrington by forfeit earlier in the season.

–patrick

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