Pam Pack football regular season is one game shorter

Published 11:52 am Wednesday, March 24, 2021

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Compliance with state regulations and COVID-19 have combined to shorten the Washington High School football regular season from seven games to six, as the Pam Pack will not play West Craven on April 1 as originally scheduled.

A positive test within the Eagles program and the state high school association rule that says a team must have three days between games for safety reasons are the main factors behind the cancellation. West Craven will still be in quarantine on April 1, so the Pack will play at Greene Central instead, which leaves April 9 for the rescheduled Kinston match-up.

“The regular season has to end April 9 and there’s not enough days left to fit four games in under the three-day rule,” Owens explained. “We’ve rescheduled Kinston for that day, which will be Homecoming and our Senior Night. If both teams win the next two games, it will be for the conference championship and the automatic bid to the playoffs. West Craven understands and we’ll see them the next four years as part of our new conference. If we can continue to avoid COVID and the weather lets our field dry out a little, we will be in good shape.”

Washington hosts South Lenoir Friday at 6:30, goes to Greene Central on Thursday, April 1, then hosts the Vikings on April 9 to complete the regular season.