Today, the top graduating high school players in Alberta would be in camp, preparing for Monday's game between the South and North in the annual Senior Bowl.
It's just one of the many bowls, camps, and championships that have been cancelled by Football Alberta due to COVID-19.
On May 15, Football Canada and Football Alberta made official what was widely expected.
Cochrane schools have a tradition of sending top-calibre players and coaches to the Senior Bowl. Also, Cochrane players have been regularly selected to play for Alberta in the U18 Canada Cup national championship, and on Alberta's U17 team that normally heads to Maui, Hawaii in August.
Other events cancelled by Football Canada include:
- Flag Western U16 Regional, Aug. 1 - 3, Winnipeg, MB
- Flag Eastern U16 Regional, Aug. 9 – 13, Charlottetown, PEI
- Flag National U18 and U20 Championships, Aug. 9 – 13, Charlottetown, PEI
- The U16 Western Challenge, July 11-17, Abbotsford, BC
- The U16 Eastern Challenge, July 13-18, Sackville, NB
The U17 team won't be heading to Maui because of the uncertainty in international travel, and Hawaii's decision to forego exhibition games this season.
Several Cochrane and Springbank football players advanced from the first round of tryouts for a shot at being named to a provincial team.
Cobras receiver Ty Metcalfe, offensive lineman Dominic Mills and defensive back Benjamin Dobson were shortlisted for the U18 team.
Quarterback Daniel Skelton, runningback Jack O'Brien, and defensive lineman Yianni Georgacacos were all selected from Springbank.
Still in limbo is whether minor or high school football will be held this fall.
Like other sports, Football Alberta has submitted a return to play plan for the consideration of health officials.