COVID-19 outbreak causes canceled home game for SRJC


Tony Moeckel

After battling the Butte Roadrunners in their last home game, the SRJC Bear Cubs were prepared to host the Siskiyous Eagles Nov. 30, however the game has been cancelled due to a Covid-19 outbreak on the Eagles’ team.

Tony Moeckel, Reporter

The Saturday football game between the Siskiyous Eagles and the Santa Rosa Junior College Bear Cubs has been cancelled because COVID-19 spread throughout the Eagles team.  

This is the first cancellation of a game for the Bear Cubs this season. “The College of the Siskiyous, the team we were supposed to play tomorrow, got COVID so our game is cancelled,” said Head Coach Lenny Wagner. 

The Bear Cubs entered this week with the mindset that they had a very winnable game against the Eagles, but now with the cancellation, they won’t have a chance to try and get their first win of the season. 

The Bear Cubs would’ve entered the game 0-7 on the season so far, 0-5 in preseason and 0-2 in conference play. SRJC has averaged 13 points for and 36 points against so far this season. Quarterback Jake Simmons had his best game of the year last week against American River College and continues to be the focus of the Bear Cubs’ offense. 

The Siskiyous Eagles would’ve entered the game 1-5 on the season, with their only victory against West Hills Coalinga. The Eagles have struggled on offense this season scoring 10 points for and 24 points against a game. The Eagles would’ve come into this game off a loss to Shasta College 31-6. 

Shasta College will host the Bear Cubs at 6 p.m. on Nov. 6 and the Bear Cubs will host Sierra College at 5 p.m. on Nov. 13 at Bailey Field for SRJC’s final game of the season.