BELLEFONTE, Pa. – Last week, the Central Pennsylvania Football Coaches decided to cancel the May 30 Lezzer Lumber High School All-Star football game slated for Bellefonte High School due to concerns over the on-going pandemic.
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“With issues rising about the availability of the actual football field, the recent announcement by the PIAA and the order coming from our Governor’s Office, the CPFCA has announced the cancellation of this year’s Lezzer Lumber All-Star football game,” Jim Zauzig, Game Director said. “Not only were these factors an issue with the game, but the coaches felt that the safety of our players, coaches, and fans was, foremost, the major factor in this decision.”
According to Zauzig, the CPFCA did agree on several items regarding the game.
“One item discussed and approved was the making of a game jersey for each player and distribute them to the players later this summer,” Zauzig said. “Another item bantered around was the introduction of this year’s team at next years’ game.”
Zauzig also said the coaches decided to postpone rather than cancel the 2020 Combine held at Bald Eagle HS and the Golf Outing. Both events were scheduled in the next five weeks.
“It was agreed upon by the coaches that they would postpone these events until later in the summer and further action would be addressed at the May meeting,” Zauzig said. “Coaches involved with these two events (Tom Shearer and Jim Zauzig) will attempt to find a new date for these events before the May meeting. Unofficially, the Golf Outing could be re-set for July 12th if approved.”
Zauzig said all parents should return any sponsorship checks to their business sponsor and he will be in touch with all players/parents in June regarding the game jersey and their distribution.
“The coaches felt a strong need to apologize to these players and parents regarding this decision,” Zauzig said. “Hopefully, this pandemic will pass and we can get back to football in the fall and the Lezzer Lumber Classic Football All-Star game next spring.”