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Dec. 8, 2021

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Sinkhole forces Fort Vancouver football to move Friday’s game

By , Columbian Sports Editor

Fort Vancouver’s home football game Friday against Castle Rock has been moved up north after a small sinkhole appeared on the school’s field Monday.

Fort Vancouver athletic director James Ensley said heavy rain Monday washed out some of the ground underneath the turf field, resulting in a hole about one foot wide.

Ensley said the damage should be fixed this week. However the decision was made Monday to move Friday’s game to Castle Rock. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

“We’re being very cautious about it,” Ensley said. “We want to make sure with the rain and everything else, that it’s being fixed properly.”

Fort, a Class 2A school playing a Class 1A Trico League football schedule, has five games remaining this season. Friday’s game was supposed to be the Trappers’ home finale, as the four subsequent games are all road games.