By Ryan Menzie
Signal Sports Writer
The Valencia Vikings game against the Quartz Hill Royals was canceled Friday due to an unspecified COVID-19 issue involving the Royals. Kickoff had been set for 7 p.m. Friday.
“Tonight’s game vs QHHS football has just been cancelled,” the Vikings announced on their Twitter account. “Currently looking for a game to replace it. We will travel. DM if interested.”
The last-minute notice left the Valencia squad in search of a matchup any way they could find one Friday, including social media. The game was set to be the Vikings’ first of the year.
“We’re scrambling for another game right now,” said Vikings head coach Larry Muir.
It was ultimately determined that the Vikings will have to wait one more week to start their season. The Vikings’ season opener is scheduled to be played against Notre Dame on Friday at 7 p.m. at Valencia High School.