Tyler Legacy has new opponent for Oct. 16 game

Red Raiders will face Pulaski Academy Bruins from Little Rock, Ark.

Tyler Legacy has new opponent for Oct. 16 game
EAST TEXAS RED ZONE

TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - Tyler Legacy High School has already secured another opponent for Oct. 16. The Red Raiders will face the Pulaski Academy Bruins at Rose Stadium on Oct. 16.

Earlier Saturday, Allen ISD’s leadership decided to cancel the school district’s upcoming game against Tyler Legacy, which was scheduled for Oct. 16.

A letter about the cancelation was posted on the Allen ISD Facebook page on Saturday.

Allen ISD has made the difficult decision to cancel the upcoming home varsity football game against Tyler Legacy on Oct....

Posted by Allen Independent School District on Saturday, October 10, 2020

“Allen ISD has made the difficult decision to cancel the upcoming home varsity game against Tyler Legacy on Oct. 16,” the letter stated. “Following the cancellation of last night’s football game, additional lab-confirmed positive tests of COVID19 were reported last night and this morning. After consulting with the AISD athletic department and our health coordinator, Allen ISD believes this decision is in the best interest of both Allen’s and Tyler Legacy’s players and staff.”

The game was scheduled to be Allen ISD’s Homecoming game, the letter stated. All of the Homecoming-related events like the crowning of the king and queen and the planned drive-in movie will be moved to a later date, the letter stated.

“While the cancellation of the game is unfortunate, AISD wants to emphasize that this is no fault of our students or coaches,” the letter stated. “AISD students and staff across the district have done an excellent job of following health and safety guidelines.”

The letter went on to say that Allen ISD’s administrators are looking forward to having the football team, cheerleaders, and other student groups take part in the next home football game on Oct. 30 against McKinney Boyd.

Tyler Legacy will play Pulaski Academy at 6 p.m. on Oct. 16.

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