Kenai Central’s Tucker Vann is congratulated by Soldotna’s Brayden Taylor after scoring a touchdown Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, at Ed Hollier Field at Kenai Central High School. Soldotna won 58-14, but Vann explained after the game he’s knows many Soldotna players through Pop Warner football. "We’re buddies whether we’re rivals or not," Vann said. "They take care of me and I take care of them." (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai Central’s Tucker Vann is congratulated by Soldotna’s Brayden Taylor after scoring a touchdown Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, at Ed Hollier Field at Kenai Central High School. Soldotna won 58-14, but Vann explained after the game he’s knows many Soldotna players through Pop Warner football. "We’re buddies whether we’re rivals or not," Vann said. "They take care of me and I take care of them." (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai-Soldotna football games canceled

Kards pull out due to non-COVID illnesses

The Kenai-Soldotna JV and varsity football games scheduled for Saturday at Soldotna High School have been canceled.

Kenai Central coach Dustin Akana said the number of players in practice has been low this week due to non-COVID 19 illnesses. Considering the low numbers, Akana said it would not have been safe to play the Stars.

Kyle McFall, Soldotna athletic director, said in an email a varsity replacement opponent could not be found for homecoming. The Homer junior varsity team will play Soldotna’s JV at 2 p.m. at Soldotna High School.

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