Mayville State postpones football game due to COVID-19 positive case

Mayville State senior quarterback Creighton Pfau and the Comets host Waldorf (Iowa) University on Saturday, Sept. 12, at Jerome Berg Field. The game is the first scheduled college game in the region this fall due to the coronavirus pandemic. Mayville State Athletics photo

Mayville State's football game against Dakota State, scheduled for Saturday, has been postponed due to a positive coronavirus test.

The game, originally tagged as the Farmers Bowl, will be played at Jerome Berg Field in Mayville at a November date to be determined.

The game is postponed "out of an abundance of caution related to the COVID-19 pandemic," Mayville State said in a release dated Wednesday.


"Our top priority is keeping our campus safe and healthy so that we can honor our commitment to academics and continue with in-person course delivery at Mayville State," Mayville State President Brian Van Horn said. "We definitely are not in a crisis situation with only one new positive COVID-19 case, but we are proceeding with extreme caution in following proper protocols."

The Comets, under first-year head coach Rocky Larson, are 0-2 to start the year with losses to Waldorf and Dickinson State.

The team's next scheduled game is at Valley City State on Oct. 3.

Miller has covered sports at the Grand Forks Herald since 2004 and was the state sportswriter of the year in 2019 and 2022.

His primary beat is UND football but also reports on a variety of UND sports and local preps.

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