High school football: COVID-19 knocks Fairborn out of OHSAA playoffs

Fairborn High School announced Thursday morning the Skyhawks are out of the OHSAA playoffs as a result of COVID-19.

From Fairborn City Schools public relations representative Pamela Gayheart:

The Fairborn High School Varsity Football season will be put on hold until Saturday, October 17th due to COVID-19. Any student-athletes who were directly impacted have been contacted directly by Fairborn High School Administration.

The Skyhawks will not be playing in the first round of the football playoffs. FCS encourages all students to wear masks, social distance and follow all safety protocols. These are unprecedented times and we will continue to work with staff, students and the community to keep the lines of communication open in the best interest of the health and safety of all.

- Fairborn City Schools

The Skyhawks are 3-1 on the season after beating Butler 39-0 last week.

They were set to host Cincinnati Withrow on Friday night in a Division II, Region 8 playoffs opener.

For this year only, the OHSAA has opened the playoffs to all teams after a six-game regular season.

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Teams that are knocked out of the playoffs or who opted not to take part are able to play more regular season games while the playoffs are going on with a maximum of 10 contests.

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