The Freedom Bowl Traditional all-star highschool soccer recreation that includes prime gamers from Southwest Washington has been postponed till 2021 attributable to well being issues associated to the coronavirus pandemic.
The announcement was posted Saturday on Twitter.
A charity occasion for Shriners Hospitals for Kids, the Freedom Bowl Traditional was scheduled for July 11 at Battle Floor’s District Stadium.
“After cautious consideration and the unknowns of what limitations could or might not be required to securely function a sporting occasion this summer time, we have now made the painful determination to postpone the 2020 Freedom Bowl to 2021,” mentioned Mike Clemenhagen, chairman of the Freedom Bowl Traditional, in a press release.
A tentative rescheduled date is July 10, 2021, at District Stadium.
Clemenhagen mentioned within the assertion that gamers and coaches on the 2020 roster will likely be invited again for the 2021 recreation if they’re able to participate.
Columbia River defensive coordinator Dewayne Patterson and Evergreen head coach Christian Swain had been named because the 2020 Freedom Bowl coaches.
“It’s unlucky for certain, however what are you going to do?” Swain mentioned. “Completely I’d come again subsequent yr. It’s for an excellent trigger and (the organizers) all the time do an ideal job with the sport.”
Swain mentioned coaches had been simply beginning to determine youngsters who needed to play. At present, a roster of 13 players is on the Freedom Bowl Classic website.
The occasion, which additionally included video games performed by Clark County Youth Soccer groups, has been staged at both McKenzie Stadium or Kiggins Bowl since 2003.
Previous MVP or Participant of the Sport honors have included present Battle Floor boys basketball coach and Battle Floor Excessive grad Manny Melo (2007), present Portland State quarterbacks/tight finish coach and Columbia River grad Evan Mozzochi (2007), and former New Orleans Saints third-round draft decide Garrett Grayson, a Heritage Excessive grad (2010).
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