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VIENNA, OH-In a press release this morning, Rob Conklin, the Commissioner of the Northeast 8 Athletic Conference detailed that the NE8 will play an in-conference only football schedule in 2020.

The release reads:

“The Northeast 8 Athletic Conference has committed to conference play only for the 2020 football season.

Specifics will be determined tomorrow at an 8:00 am meeting among school athletic directors and conference leadership.
The NE8 includes Girard, Hubbard, Jefferson Area, Lakeview, Niles McKinley, Poland, South Range, and Struthers.”
Being that there are 7 opponents and 6 regular-season contests, the league is expected to discuss to see who they will not play on a team-by-team basis.  According to the OHSAA proposal, teams are permitted to be eliminated from the playoffs and play-out a total of 10-game regular-season schedules if they fall within the dates mandated by the OHSAA.  So, you may see teams reschedule a game after the completion of their postseason.
At least for the time being, games that will not take place this season:
Canfield vs. Poland
Girard vs. East Palestine
Hubbard vs. Norwayne
Jefferson vs. Grand Valley
Lakeview vs. Kirtland
Niles vs. Howland
South Range vs. Springfield
Struthers vs. Lakeside
Girard vs. West Branch
Hubbard vs. Howland
Jefferson vs. Geneva
Lakeview vs. Liberty
Niles vs. Alliance
Poland vs. Boardman
South Range vs. Crestview
Struthers vs. Crestwood
Girard vs. Warren JFK
Hubbard vs. Shaw
Jefferson vs. Edgewood
Lakeview vs. Firestone
Niles vs. East
Poland vs. Howland
South Range vs. Canton Central Catholic
Struthers vs. West Branch