Quincy football coach cites safety concerns in forfeiting 2018 opener to Zillah

Print Article

  • Rodney Harwood/Columbia Basin Herald Quincy head football coach Wade Petersen cited safety concerns when forfeiting Friday night's season opener against Zillah. The Jacks have only practiced outside two days because of poor air quality standards and Petersen said he didn't feel like they would be ready for game conditions. Quincy will open Sept. 7 at Brewster,

  • 1

    Rodney Harwood/Columbia Basin Herald Quincy football will forfeit its 2018 season opener with Zillah on Friday night. Jacks head coach Wade Petersen cited safety concerns because his team has been confined to practicing indoors because of poor air conditions caused by wildfire smoke. The Jacks were finally able to practice for the first time on Monday. Here Connor Donovan runs through the gap during a drill on Tuesday.

  • Rodney Harwood/Columbia Basin Herald Quincy head football coach Wade Petersen cited safety concerns when forfeiting Friday night's season opener against Zillah. The Jacks have only practiced outside two days because of poor air quality standards and Petersen said he didn't feel like they would be ready for game conditions. Quincy will open Sept. 7 at Brewster,

  • 1

    Rodney Harwood/Columbia Basin Herald Quincy football will forfeit its 2018 season opener with Zillah on Friday night. Jacks head coach Wade Petersen cited safety concerns because his team has been confined to practicing indoors because of poor air conditions caused by wildfire smoke. The Jacks were finally able to practice for the first time on Monday. Here Connor Donovan runs through the gap during a drill on Tuesday.

QUINCY — Quincy head coach Wade Petersen decided to err on side of caution with his 2018 football season opener on Friday night against Zillah.

Petersen forfeited the game, stating he had safety concerns because his team has only been able to practice outside one day so far. Petersen said he had concerns about being physically prepared for game conditions when he talked to Zillah coach Ron Rood on Monday.

“In accordance with our school guidelines, we haven’t been able to practice outside until (Monday). So there’s no way we’re ready and I don’t think it’s safe,” Petersen said during Tuesday’s practice. “It’s not that we’re not prepared in terms of knowing the plays or what to do. It’s just a safety concern.”

The Jacks (0-1) are coming off a 6-4 season in 2017, finishing 1-3 in the Central Washington Athletic Conference. They will play one less nonleague game with the decision.

“I talked to them, maybe we cancel and you can re-schedule somebody else that has canceled. Or maybe run it like a jamboree with early whistles. Both of us missed our jamboree (because of poor air quality conditions caused by area wildfires),” Petersen said. “But they said if you’re canceling, then it’s a forfeit.

“It is what it is and it’s out of my hands. We’ll open our season at Brewster (Sept. 7) and go from there.”

Print Article

Read More High School

ACH scores school record 100 points, advances to state semifinals

November 18, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald MOSES LAKE — The Lions Field scoreboard read 00-16 when the final whistle blew. No, reigning champion Almira/Coulee-Hartline (ACH) wasn’t shut out by upstart Crescent in the state quarterfinals; the...

Comments

Read More

ACH opens state title defense against No. 7 Crescent

November 16, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald MOSES LAKE — Brandon Walsh wants his team playing its best when the calendar turns to November and, if things go to plan, December. “Throughout the season, we set the pace of practice in a way we’re...

Comments

Read More

Ephrata’s Benthem, Othello’s Perez CWAC Players of the Year

November 16, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald There’s a reason Othello junior Isaiah Perez is being recruited heavily in the Pac-12 and NCAA Division I programs throughout the nation. He already has scholarship offers from Brigham Young Universi...

Comments

Read More

Prep roundup: ACH unable to dethrone Oakesdale at 1B state tournament

November 12, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald YAKIMA — Almira/Coulee-Hartline (ACH) could not derail the Oakesdale dynasty and lost in the Class 1B state volleyball tournament championship 25-13, 21-25, 25-14, 25-22. After sweeping its f...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(509) 765-4561
PO Box 910
Moses Lake, WA 98837

©2018 Columbia Basin Herald Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X