That includes canceling nonconference competition between West Region and East Region teams among the state’s largest high schools. There are also plans to cancel in-season tournaments in sports like volleyball and tennis, and limit the amount of teams that can compete at an invitational meet in sports like cross country and swimming and diving.
The Eastern Dakota Conference redesigned its football schedule Wednesday after the elimination of nonconference games against WDA teams. The EDC is moving its Weeks 3-6 games to Weeks 1-4. Those first four games will be followed by a bye week during the fifth week of the season. The final three conference games are slated to be played with another bye week built in after the last game of the regular season. The first football games are currently scheduled for Aug. 28, with the first bye week set for Sept. 25. The final bye week is Oct. 24.
Our thought there is we have to have a make-up game or we have some teams that get sick and have to sit for two weeks, then we’ve got a chance to get most of their schedule in,” said Todd Olson, the activities director for Fargo Public Schools. We just don’t know what’s going to happen,” added West Fargo athletic director Jay DeCann. “It might just be a week to make sure we’re deep cleaning equipment. It might be a week that we have to try to make up a game. There are just so many unknowns right now.