S-C football to play at Battle on Saturday, Oct. 10

With Capital City having withdrawn from the Friday, Oct. 9, football game against Smith-Cotton at Tiger Stadium due to COVID-19 issues, S-C now will play at noon Saturday, Oct. 10, against Battle High in Columbia. This is a makeup date from S-C having to withdraw from the teams’ scheduled Oct. 2 game due to COVID-19 quarantines.
The Friday, Oct. 9, game with Capital City was S-C’s Homecoming game; Homecoming events, including crowning of the Homecoming queen and king, now will take place as part of a pep assembly Friday morning in Tiger Stadium.
S-C Athletic Director Rob Davis received word on Tuesday, Oct. 6, from Capital City about its inability to compete this week. After pursuing other teams with open dates on Friday and not being able to secure such a matchup, Davis and Sedalia 200 administrators agreed to reschedule the game at Battle for this Saturday.
“We made every effort to schedule a Friday game, but when it became clear that was not going to be an option we chose to uphold our Central Missouri Activities Conference commitment to Battle,” Davis said. Battle was scheduled to play Rock Bridge on Friday, but the game was postponed due to COVID-19 issues in the Rock Bridge program.
“We understand that our Tigers football team, S-C students and community are disappointed that Homecoming traditions are being altered, but through this pandemic we all have learned to adapt and move forward,” said Sedalia 200 Superintendent Steve Triplett. “We are doing all we can to maintain a healthy and safe atmosphere for our students while providing as many of the usual elements of the school experience as possible.”
Fan attendance policies for Saturday’s game and potential broadcast options will be addressed soon.
“We are excited that our Tigers football season is continuing and that our players will have the opportunity to compete in a conference game on Saturday,” Davis said.