Beatrice vs. Lincoln Northwest varsity football game canceled

Lincoln Public School Athletic Department and Beatrice Public Schools announced on Wednesday that the matchup between the Beatrice Orangemen and the Northwest Falcon varsity football teams scheduled for Friday, Sept. 16, has been canceled.

“As is the case with any football program, we’ve experienced a number of injuries on an already small team and we are unable to field a varsity team for our next competition,” said LPS Director of Athletics and Activities JJ Toczek. “Unfortunately, we will have to forfeit our game against the Orangemen. We understand there is disappointment behind this decision, one we do not make lightly.”

“While we are disappointed our team will not be able to play on Friday, we understand the challenges of building a football program from scratch,” said Gus Brown, Beatrice High School athletic director. “We appreciate the collaboration with Lincoln Public Schools to make this decision as early as possible in order to effectively communicate it with our respective communities.”

Published: September 14, 2022, Updated: September 14, 2022