Pedro Calls Off Best Football Season Ever Over Covid

Menendez became the first area football team to forfeit a playoff game due to COVID-19 concerns on Tuesday, ending the Falcons’ best season in school history.

The Falcons (5-5) were scheduled to travel to Dunnellon (8-0) in Friday’s Region 2-5A semifinal. Instead, Menendez will end its season on the sidelines. The Falcons had more playoff wins this year than they had in their previous six trips combined.

Dunnellon will pick up a forfeit victory and await the winner of Friday’s game between Clay and Ocala Vanguard.

Menendez's running back's coach released the following statement on his twitter account:

"We made the difficult decision forfeit our semi-final game due to health related pandemic issues. Although a disappointing way to end our season, I'm choosing to be thankful. Thankful that we were able to play 10 games. Some teams didn't play. We love these boys! #BeElite"

No reason seems to have been given yet as to what the specific covid concerns were.


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