Valley Heights' varsity football team went into quarantine Wednesday because of COVID-19 and that left Marysville in a short scramble to find a replacement game for opening night Friday.
Heights had to forfeit the game. Marysville found Beloit with an opening after the Trojans' game against Republic County was canceled because of COVID-19. Marysville will kickoff at 7 p.m. Friday in Beloit. The game is at Trojan Field.
"We learned about it during practice. It gives the kids an opportunity to play," said Bulldog athletic director Doug Minneman. "It's a short amount of time to get ready but unfortunately I think we're going to be in this situation more this season."
He said Thursday morning that since Kansas has been impacted with COVID-19 that people will be looking for games a lot.
At Valley Heights, the entire varsity football team is in quarantine, according to Mustang athletic director Cale Green.
"We're waiting on a date of return," Green said. "Hopefully it won't be too long."
The Marysville and Valley Heights game is one of eight that have been canceled for the first week of high school football. Other games were Republic County at Beloit, Burlingame at Madison, Lost Springs-Centre, Kansas City Schlagle at Lansing, Leon-Bluestem at Humboldt, Wellington at Clearwater and Wichita Independent at Belle Plains.