Lincoln Northwest cancels football game Friday due to lack of available players

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Lincoln Public Schools announced on Wednesday that Lincoln Northwest’s football game on Friday has been canceled due to a lack of available players.

LPS athletic director JJ Toczek says the already small team has experienced a number of injuries and will be unable to field a team against Beatrice on Friday. Northwest just opened it’s doors this year.

“Unfortunately, we will have to forfeit our game against the Orangemen,” Toczek said. “We understand there is disappointment behind this decision, one we do not make lightly.”

Beatrice athletic director Gus Brown also responded to the decision, saying he appreciates the collaboration with LPS in this case.

“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 Brown.

Northwest’s next game is scheduled for Sept. 23 at Norris.

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