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KINDRED – The first big disruption caused by COVID-19 has come to North Dakota high school football.

Friday, the Williston School District announced that the Coyotes football team was under quarantine after numerous positive COVID tests, forcing a cancelation of the Williston-Bismarck Century game on September 18th.

Kindred is the next school to be sidelined. The Kindred School District announced on its Facebook page Sunday night that the high school was going to distance learning for the next two weeks, thru Friday September 25th.

“Due to a number of positive COVID cases (5 in the high school) and the large amount of close contacts we have decided to make the move.” the post says.

That means a cancellation of all Viking activities for the next two weeks, ranging from volleyball to football. The Kindred football team played its second game of the season Friday night, a 39-6 road win over Hazen. The Vikings already had one game canceled this year on September 4th, when Turtle Mountain declined to play football this season.

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Kindred has games scheduled this Friday against Stanley in Kindred, followed by a road game against Valley City on September 25th. Athletic Director and head football coach Matt Crane tells WDAY Sports Director Dom Izzo that they are working to see if they can re-schedule the Valley City game to another date. Valley City had its season opening game canceled against Beulah after a positive COVID case on the Hi-Liners before the year began.

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