Rockford forfeits football season opener because of sick players

Rockford forfeits football season opener because of sick players

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Rockford forfeits football season opener because of sick players

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ROCKFORD, Mich. — A Grand Rapids-area high school is forfeiting a football game because too many players have been sick.

Rockford Superintendent Mike Shibler says the health of players is more important than playing the season opener Friday against Saline.

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Two dozen players have had flu-like symptoms with vomiting and diarrhea.  Shibler says he’s trying to determine if the illnesses are related to a team trip to Roscommon a few weeks ago.

No Rockford athletes outside the football team have been affected.

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