Bethel gets new opponent

Newton Kansan

The Bethel College football game scheduled for Saturday at home against Southwestern College has been postponed until 1 p.m. Nov. 7 at Thresher Stadium.

Instead, Bethel will host MidAmerica Nazarene of the Heart of America Athletic Conference at 6 p.m. Saturday.

According to the news release from Bethel College, “The postponement comes due to concerns of COVID-19 on the campus of Southwestern College.

“Fans who already reserved tickets for the game on October 3 do not need to do so again. Your original ticket reservation will be honored. Fans with season passcodes will have until Thursday, Oct. 1 at 8 a.m. to reserve their tickets and guarantee a seat. Beginning at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, single-game ticket sales will become open to the general public up until the game is sold out.”

In a statement from Southwestern College, “All Southwestern student-athletes who are in-season are routinely tested for COVID-19 on a weekly basis. The rescheduling follows positive test results, isolation, and quarantine of student-athletes in the Moundbuilder football program. As a precaution, the competition scheduled for October 3 will be postponed.”

All other Fall Fest activities are expected to go on as scheduled, including the BC Hall of Fame Banquet, which is 7 p.m. Friday at the Wild Prairie Event Center. There are still some tickets available, which need to be purchased by the end of the day Wednesday at

Bethel’s next scheduled game is 2 p.m. Oct. 10 at Tabor in Hillsboro.