HIgh School Playoffs Still On Despite Canceled Events In St. George Amid COVID-19 Surge

Nov 5, 2020, 4:48 PM
Snow Canyon High School...
Snow Canyon High School in St. George is pictured on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. (Courtesy of Deseret News)
(Courtesy of Deseret News)

ST. GEORGE, Utah – High school football playoff games are set to continue despite multiple canceled events in St. George amid a spike in COVID-19 cases.

On Thursday, November 5, the state of Utah announced a record 2,807 people tested positive for the coronavirus disease. In addition, a record 389 people are currently hospitalized because of the virus.

Despite the spike in cases across the state and in St. George, the high school football postseason will go on as scheduled.

The quarterfinals of the high school playoffs are scheduled to take place beginning on Friday, November 6. Snow Canyon and Pine View, which are both located in St. George, are slated to host quarterfinal games.

“The UHSAA continues to work with Dixie State University in ensuring all protocols in the event management are in line with local, regional and statewide protocols to ensure successful mitigation of the COVID-19 virus” a UHSAA spokesperson told KSL Sports. “Both entities are committed to the successful hosting of the UHSAA 2A -5A State Football events at Greater Zions Stadium.”

Canceled Events in St. George, Utah

“Due to the surge in local hospitalizations, the City of St. George has decided to cancel a number of events and sports tournaments,” a St. George city spokesperson told KSL Sports. “After consulting with healthcare providers, the City is temporarily restricting events that bring large numbers of people to our community.”

Canceled events in St. George include:

  • Streetfest (November 6)
  • Snow Canyon Half Marathon (November 7)
  • Encore Lacrosse (November 7-8)
  • Desert Fall Championships (November 6-7, 13-14)
  • SU Baseball Tournament (November 20-21)
  • Harvest Days and Turkey Trot (November 21)
  • St. George Running Center’s The Gobbler (November 26)
  • Dixie Invitational (November 27-28)
  • Kickoff to Christmas and Santa Dash (November 30)

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