With the most recent announcement of games canceling for Bray-Doyle football team and the high school remaining in quarantine until Nov. 16, the district leaders have officially opted out of the OSSAA Football playoffs.
Under new rulings from the OSSAA, everyone who plays high school football became eligible to play in the play-in game, which was to be held Nov. 13 with a deadline to choose to opt out by noon Nov. 7.
Bray-Doyle played in the first eight games of the season with wins over Ryan and Paoli in back-to-back weeks to finish the season with a record of 2-6 overall.
If they were to play in the first round of the playoffs, the Donkeys would be the No. 6 seed in the district and face the No. 3 seed at their place. That team will now have a bye into the next round.
Athletics will start back Nov. 16 for Bray-Doyle High School as the Donkeys and Lady Donkeys get ready to start basketball season and prepare for their 2020 opener.
They were supposed to open the season on the road at Empire Nov. 20, but due to Empire clinching their football district title, that has been moved to later in the season.
The new season opener for the Donkeys will take place at home starting with the Lady Donkeys at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 1 against Millcreek with the boys following at 8 p.m. Dec. 1.