Benton forfeits, Marion advances in 6A State Football Playoffs

Benton forfeits, Marion advances in 6A State Football Playoffs

MARION, Ark. (KAIT) - Marion advances in the 6A State Playoffs without taking the field.

The Patriots' scheduled opponent Benton had to cancel Friday’s matchup due to COVID-19.

The forfeit means that the Pats advance to the 2nd round. Marion will face either Jonesboro or Van Buren on Friday, November 20th.

It’s the 3rd playoff matchup involving a NEA team that’s been impacted by COVID-19. Earle had to cancel a road game at Fordyce, Westside-Johnson County canceled a trip to East Poinsett County.

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