There was another flurry of high school football cancellations and postponements involving area schools Wednesday.
Bishop Kelley’s home game with Durant, scheduled for Friday night, has been cancelled while Class 2A No. 10 Kellyville’s game at OKC Millwood was moved to 7 p.m. Saturday on the Ponies’ field in Creek County.
Skiatook athletic director Scott Dean confirmed that the Bulldogs have canceled Friday's home game against Oologah, but Dean said he hopes the schools can reschedule.
Hulbert canceled Friday’s home game with Talihina and next week's game at Porter because a player tested positive for COVID-19, Riders athletic director Chad Botts said.
Kelley was notified Wednesday that Durant won’t be able to play Friday and the 5A No. 2 Comets probably won’t try to schedule a makeup opponent, athletic director Lance Parks said.
“There’s obviously a chance, but it’s late in the week to mobilize to host a game after already canceling,” Parks said. “I’m disappointed for our kids not getting to play, but it’s what everybody is dealing with. Almost 15% of the games were canceled last week.”
Kellyville coach Joe Brown said Millwood officials contacted the Ponies on Tuesday about their intention to cancel, but called back Wednesday and asked if the game could be moved to Saturday at Kellyville.
Brown sees a clash with Millwood's tradition-rich Falcons as a huge test for his Ponies, who are averaging 64.5 points per game and off to one of their best starts in school history at 4-0.
“I guess we’re gonna find out how good we are,” he said.