Covington High forfeits playoff game due to COVID-19 cases ‘across the region’

Covington High forfeits playoff game due to COVID-19 cases ‘across the region’
High School Football (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB-TV)

COVINGTON, Tenn. (WMC) - Covington High School released a statement saying they will forfeit Friday’s playoff game. School officials said the “recent rise in coronavirus cases across the region and the necessary travel and proximity of players” has forced the team to forfeit.

According to a Facebook post on the school’s page, participating in the game “would not be in the best interest of the health of our students, staff, their families, and our community.”

The Covington High Chargers added that the coaching staff has diligently followed health and safety guidelines and it’s unfortunate that the decision had to be made.

Due to Covid-19 and within the interest of health and safety of students, families, and coaching staff, the Covington...

Posted by Covington High Chargers on Friday, November 13, 2020

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