Tuesday’s first round Section 8A playoff football matchup between No. 1 Mahnomen and No. 8 Red Lake was canceled two hours prior to the scheduled 6 p.m. kickoff due to a Red Lake forfeit.
The Warriors did not have enough players, according to Mahnomen head coach John Clark, Jr.
“I’m speculating that they were ready to leave and not enough showed up,” Clark Jr., said.
Red Lake entered the game with an 0-8 record and had surrendered at least 54 points in each of the last six games.
The game is officially listed as a 2-0 Indians’ victory.
The two teams had not met since a Mahnomen 39-6 first round victory in 2014.