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J. Thomas McNamara

       Because of their covid protocols, Virden North Mac advised Maroa-Forsyth football coach Josh Jostes that it had to forfeit Friday night’s home game against the Trojans.
        That sent head coach Jostes to the phone lines to play someone somewhere Friday night.
         He spoke to a “couple around here said no, taking the forfeit win and Indiana openings have Covid, not looking good.  Other offers are Peoria and Bloomington, I can’t do that to my kids. “
            Jostes isn’t afraid of competition, but there’s no way it’s sound athletic practices to play classes like Peoria and Bloomington.
              “I hate it but agree,” Jostes responded to the Decatur Tribune.
               “I know it is it goes against everything you believe in for your program and teams.”
                He and his can enjoy the long holiday weekend by going to visit their freshman son Wade at St. Ambrose and take the forfeit win for a 2-0 record, leaving Jostes Trojans only four wins from a guaranteed playoff berth and three wins from gualifying for a playoff spot.
                  “Get ready for New Berlin and the others after them.”
                        I will have more on this developing story in a future print edition of the Decatur Tribune.

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