Two Warrick County football teams sat out Week 3 last Friday after players tested positive for COVID-19.
While Tecumseh’s game against North Knox at home was cancelled early in the week due to a positive case in a North Knox player, Castle’s home game against Bosse was canceled on Friday afternoon hours before the game with the announcement that administrators were made aware of a positive case in the Castle football program.
Tecumseh’s game against North Knox High School was cancelled earlier last week as one of the North Knox players recently tested positive for COVID-19, prompting the cancellation of its game tonight against Tecumseh High School in Lynnville.
The student athlete, who became ill on Sunday, Aug. 23, is one of two currently active cases at North Knox Jr. Sr. High School.
“He got sick last week, and we got confirmation that he was positive yesterday,” superintendent Darrel Bobe said of the football player last week.
Tecumseh athletics announced that tickets purchased for the game will be valid for the home game against Forest Park tomorrow night (Friday, Sept. 11). The matchup against North Knox will not be rescheduled.
The shakeup has also resulted in a schedule change for Boonville football as well.
The Pioneers were scheduled to take on North Knox in Bicknell tomorrow (Friday, Sept. 11). Now, Boonville will take on Gibson Southern for Week 3 instead.
“This game is being moved from week 9 to week 4 and will count towards PAC standings. Boonville will then travel to Gibson Southern on 10/16 for a non-conference game,” the announcement states.
Ticket information for those games were announced after press time this week.
A release from Castle High School states that the positive case was made known on Friday morning leaving administrators with little time to complete contact tracing.
“At this time, we have not been able to complete the contact tracing process and feel that it is in the best interest for the safety of both schools and communities to cancel the Varsity Football contest scheduled for Friday, September 4, 2020,” the release states.
The game against Bosse will not be rescheduled. The release states that tickets purchased for the game last week can be returned to the Athletic office for a refund.