July 14, 2024

Dodge City Ends Season Early Due to COVID-19

DODGE CITY, Kan. — The Dodge City High School Athletic Department announced on Monday afternoon that it’s second round playoff football game at Lawrence High School has been forfeited due to quarantine issues.

“Due to the recent increase in positive cases and the number of players currently under quarantine the DCHS Administration has made the decision to forfeit the playoff football game scheduled versus Lawrence on Friday night.  The DCHS Administration is unwilling to run the risk of exposing the Lawrence football team to any possible exposures that seem to be inevitable with our current trend over the past week within the football program. 

We are disappointed that the season will end this way for our players and coaches, but are proud of the fact that the Red Demons were (1) of only (2) 6A schools in the state to play an entire regular season – including a now season concluding (39-0) victory over Topeka High in Week 9. 

We wish the Lawrence Lions good luck with the remainder of their season and are appreciative of their understanding regarding this difficult decision.  JG”     

The Red Demons end the 2020 season with a 4-6 record, and advanced to the second round of the Class 6A Playoffs for the third straight season. Lawrence High will await the winner of the Derby vs. Gardner-Edgerton game in the State Quarterfinals.