Murphysboro football team forfeits game against West Frankfort

Updated: Oct. 3, 2019 at 9:05 PM CDT
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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (KFVS) - Murphysboro Principal Cody Ellermer said on Thursday night the scheduled football game for Friday night will be a forfeit.

The West Frankfort athletic department has been informed.

The strike will now run into Friday’s school day, and all extra curricular actives will be canceled for the day.

“I hope we can get it resolved. I would hope we can get back in the meeting room with the board,” said Murphysboro Head Coach Gary Carter earlier on Thursday. “We’ll do what’s best for the kids, and for our community.”

MEA members are collecting donations for the Murphysboro Athletic Booster Association (MABA) at all picket lines.

Murphysboro will update their website with continued information on the schools closing and after school events.

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