EUGENE, Ore. - The Wolverines will take the field Friday night. After injuries and concussions forced Willamette High School to cancel last week's football game, Willamette athletic director Lance Haas confirmed to KEZI 9 Sports that the team has enough healthy players to compete this week against Roseburg.
Haas and members of the team and athletic department re-evaluated player availability at the beginning of the week.
WIllamette had just 14 healthy players available early last week after a series of concussions and other injuries decimated the roster October sixth at Lebanon. The varisty roster submitted to on OSAA.org at the start of the season shows almost two dozen upper classmen alone. Haas told KEZI school staff were concerned for player safety and decided it was in the best interest of its players to forfeit the October 13th game against Sheldon.
Players suffering from the effects of a concussion or concussion-like symptoms must be symptom free for several days before they can be cleared to play.
The Wolverines have two games remaining this season, Friday's game against Roseburg and next Friday's senior night contest against North Medford. Willamette is 2-5 overall and 1-3 in 6A Southwest Conference play. Both remaining games are scheduled to start at 7 pm.
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