In response to the recent shootings in Lewiston, Maine, and the ongoing investigation, the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) has announced the postponement of three Division III football games. These games, originally scheduled for Saturday, have been rescheduled to November 18, citing the need to address the tragic events in the state’s second-largest city.
The affected games include the matchup between Williams College and Bates College in Lewiston, Trinity College’s game at Bowdoin College (located in Brunswick, approximately 20 miles from Lewiston), and Middlebury College’s game at Colby College (located in Waterville, about 54 miles from Lewiston).
Meanwhile, the state’s sole Division I football program, the University of Maine, will proceed with its scheduled game against Albany, taking place over 100 miles north of Lewiston on Saturday.
The shootings on Wednesday resulted in the tragic loss of 18 lives and left 13 others injured in incidents at a bowling alley and restaurant in Lewiston. A massive manhunt was launched to locate the suspect, 40-year-old Army reservist Robert Card, who was found deceased on Friday, presumably from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to reports from The Associated Press.