Indian River, Gates County football games canceled over COVID-19, Jamestown vs. Smithfield postponed

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CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) – Here are the local high school football games that have been canceled or rescheduled due to COVID-19 for the week of Sept. 5, the third week of the high school football season for Virginia.

Several other games have already been affected so far this season.

Indian River vs. J.R. Tucker (Henrico)

Indian River High School announced that this Friday night’s game against J.R. Tucker (Henrico) is canceled “due to safety protocols associated with COVID-19.”

If you purchased a ticket through GoFan, you will receive a refund within five days.

Jamestown vs. Smithfield

The Sept. 9 JV and Sept. 10 varsity games between Jamestown High and Smithfield are being rescheduled due to more than a dozen Jamestown players being potentially exposed in last week’s game against Essex High. 13 players will need to quarantine, school officials say, but other players who are fully vaccinated will not need to quarantine.

Gates County (N.C.) vs. Riverside

Meanwhile, Gates County High School also announced its Friday night home football game has been canceled due to COVID-19 protocols.

We are hopeful that the football team will be back in action the week of 9/13 and be able to play again on 9/17 at Riverside.

Gates County High School

The Virginia High School League (VHSL) announced that it will be up to local school boards to adopt safety protocols for extracurricular activities for athletes, coaches and spectators.

Last week, Virginia Beach schools announced two high school football games that were canceled because of COVID-19.

10 On Your Side is reaching out to other local school districts to find out if there are any other upcoming area football games that are canceled because of COVID-19 safety protocols. If you know of any not mentioned above, please email WAVY at this link.

Tune in to WAVY TV 10 at 11:15 p.m. for this year’s first ‘Friday Night Flights’ show to see highlights from tonight’s local high school football action.

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