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North opener canceled due to COVID outbreak at Del Norte

Rogue River opener set for tonight also canceled

North Medford’s football opener at Del Norte has been canceled after Black Tornado athletic director Brent McConaghy was notified Friday morning that there was a COVID situation within the Del Norte football program.

The two teams were originally set to play Friday’s game at Spiegelberg Stadium before poor air conditions brought on by wildfire smoke that has lingered in the Rogue Valley necessitated a change. On Thursday afternoon, the game was switched to Crescent City, California, before ultimately being called off with Friday’s early news.

North Medford expects to open its season in Week 2 at West Linn.

In a separate situation, Rogue River has also canceled its home opener scheduled tonight against Bonanza.