Winona Ends Football Season; More Schools Postpone Winter Sports

By Adam Roberts – 11/13/2020

The dominoes continue to fall in Minnesota. Already this week, both Caledonia and Rochester schools announced they would be ending their football seasons, and now Winona is joining the queue.

The school announced yesterday it would be transitioning to distance learning officially on November 17th, with today and next Monday serving as prep days for the official transition. The decision came one day after the Winhawk football team lost their regular season finale to Kasson-Mantorville.

Meanwhile, two more area schools announced they would be suspending the start of winter sports. We already knew the La Crosse School District was pausing the start of their winter sports seasons, and now Onalaska is doing the same. News 19’s Scott Emerich reported yesterday evening that the Hilltopper winter sports season has been moved back two weeks with a start date for practice set for November 30th; Holmen hockey coach Tim Franzini retweeted Scott’s tweet, and added that Holmen was doing the same thing.

We’ll keep an eye out for any other districts that make similar announcements in the coming days and weeks.