Home game in East Lansing canceled

LANSING, Michigan – The homecoming game scheduled to be played tonight at East Lansing High School will not take place.

Lansing Public School officials say there are several reasons Everett High School is pulling out of the matchup, including health precautions.

East Lansing High School sports director Nikki Norris says her team received a call a few days ago that Everett had given up and immediately looked for another opponent to face.

Now the school is changing things and trying to make the most of the cards they have been dealt.

“Even though we don’t have the game we’re still going to have a parade tonight and after the parade ask everyone to come back to the stadium and have a community pep rally where the band can play, we’re showing that we can “Our court members can still imagine the cheerleaders will lead the crowd in cheers and try to still enjoy that homecoming spirit,” said Norris.

Norris says her school, like many others in the area, has had to learn to change things on the fly since the pandemic began.

There was a game last year but no dance or homecoming parade.

Fox 47 News asked if there were any plans for a game between Everett and East Lansing later this year, but Norris tells us the football plans are made well in advance and the two teams will most likely not meet on the field until next season.

In an email statement from Lansing Public Schools Sports Director Chris Henderson, he said:

“Due to unfortunate, unforeseen circumstances, Everett High is unable to play and will be giving up football in the best interests of our children. We sincerely apologize to East Lansing. “

A Facebook post from the district names health problems and not enough students to play with.

Erica Murphy, WSYM, 2021

Lansing Schools has abandoned Everett-East Lansing game

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