Archbishop Murphy football game cancelled

Friday night’s high school football game between Archbishop Murphy and Rainier Beach was canceled.

Officials at Archbishop Murphy called off classes Friday after a student at a local high school allegedly told law officers he made a threat on social media to kill someone. School officials said they followed the advice of law enforcement and closed the campus.

“Our school canceled all events on and off campus this weekend,” Murphy athletic director and football coach Jerry Jensen told The Herald in a text.

That included the Wildcats’ football game at Rainier Beach.

The contest was one of the more highly anticipated games of the week. Murphy (1-1) is ranked fifth among Class 2A teams in this week’s Associated Press high school football poll, and Rainier Beach (2-0) is ranked No. 4 in Class 3A.

Jensen said the game will not be made up.

Murphy’s next game is scheduled for Sept. 21 at No. 3-ranked Lynden. The contest will be the Wildcats’ first game in the newly formed Northwest Conference 2A Sky Division.

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