Jamestown High School's football season is over.
The school announced late Thursday afternoon that its Class AAA state quarterfinal playoff game scheduled for Friday at West Fargo Sheyenne has been canceled.
Jim Roaldson, activities director at JHS, stated the following in a letter to the media, "Due to know and likely positive cases of COVID-19 based on symptomatic players and staff, Jamestown High School will be unable to play the varsity playoff football game scheduled with West Fargo Sheyenne High School on Friday, October 30. The coaching staff and school administration made this difficult decision jointly to ensure the safety for all students and staff and mitigate potential further transmission of COVID-19."
JHS head football coach Bill Nelson tested positive for COVID-19 last week, prompting last Wednesday's regular-season finale at Mandan to be moved to Saturday. The game was played without Nelson in attendance.
JHS finishes the season at 4-3 and was looking to try and win its first Class AAA quarterfinal in 26 years against the No. 2-ranked and unbeaten Mustangs (7-0). Sheyenne moves on in the playoffs and will host either Bismarck or West Fargo in the state semifinals on Nov. 6.