By Ray Hamill — St. Bernard’s and McKinleyville have been given the all-clear for Saturday’s football scrimmage with no COVID testing required this week.
State youth sports guidelines require that football players are tested weekly before scrimmages and games, but only if a county’s case rate is 7 or more per 100,000.
Humboldt County’s case rate dropped to 6.6 per 100,000 on Tuesday.
The Crusaders and Panthers are scheduled to scrimmage on Saturday at Mack High at 2 p.m.
The scrimmage will feature four eight-minute quarters.
Ferndale and South Fork are both also tentatively scheduled to scrimmage this weekend.
The H-DNL season gets under way next week and will run for five weekends.