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Caldwell football team forfeits upcoming game due to grades
Posted at 8:21 AM, Oct 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 16:16:28-04

CALDWELL, Idaho — The Caldwell football team will have to forfeit its next game, but not for protest, COVID-19 or sporting reasons. According to our news partners at the Idaho Statesman, kids just are not getting the grades they need to be able to play.

Reporter Michael Lycklama says Caldwell's football coach told him only about 24 people were eligible for this Friday's game against Bishop Kelly, and of that number, 14 were freshmen. The coach says the team has been in study hall this week instead of practicing to get their grades in order.

Caldwell's athletic director shared the cancellation on Twitter, saying Bishop Kelly will get the automatic win.