Barrel Bowl 15 Cancelled

Story Written By Quin Peer

NEWPORT - Another Northeast Kingdom tradition is being cancelled due to COVID-19.

The annual Barrel Bowl held between Lyndon Institute and North Country Union High School football teams will not be played as Coronavirus concerns continue.

The match was to be held Friday night under the lights at North Country. It was a highly anticipated matchup as North Country is still looking for their first victory of the year while Lyndon Institute looks to go 2-2. Lyndon Institute Athletic Director Eric Berry said, "While we are disappointed that we can't play the Barrel Bowl we respect North Country's decision on what is still a difficult time created by the pandemic."

This year would have marked the 15th Barrell Bowl as last year's bowl was not played. If covid cases are sorted out the Vikings will host rice October 2nd at 3:30 while the Falcons will travel to Mt. Abraham.