Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Chase Smith made the call that beginning Monday, Sept. 6, the program would shut down for seven days, according to Chasity Riddick, communications project manager with Baldwin County Public Schools. Football fans crowd college stadiums despite COVID-19
Riddick said the program would reassess the decision next week.
Individual schools are responsible for paying the fine. Fines will be determined on a case-by-case basis for each school and situation.
Back in July, the Alabama High School Athletic Association decided to reinstate forfeiture rules it had suspended for the 2020-21 season due to COVID-19, including the possibility of teams being fined for skipping a game. The Clarke County home contest is the first game this season to be forfeited due to COVID-19 for Baldwin County Schools, and the impact could mean more than a notch under the loss column for the Makos.
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