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West Orange Times & Observer Wednesday, Sep. 16, 2020 1 week ago

West Orange has opening football game against Evans canceled

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The game, which was set to take place tomorrow night, was called off due to five-positive cases of COVID-19 being diagnosed on the Evans football team.
by: Troy Herring Sports Editor

The West Orange High football team will have to wait a little bit longer to take to the field, as the Warriors’ matchup against Evans High School tomorrow night — Thursday, Sept. 16 — was canceled after five positive cases of COVID-19 were reported in the Evans program.

In an announcement Wednesday, Sept. 16, Orange County Public Schools stated that not only was game was off, but that the players, coaches and trainers at Evans would be quarantined. The district also said that due to the establishment of of the face-to-face “bubble” put into place for football, the quarantine will not impact the school as a whole.

With the news, the West Orange/Evans game became the first OCPS contest to be canceled due to individuals in a football program having the virus. Olympia High School had its game against Windermere called off last week, but that cancelation was due to positive cases in the general student body at Olympia.

The Warriors will return to acton — barring any COVID-19 cancelations — in a home matchup against Boone Friday, Sept. 25.

Troy Herring is the sports editor at the West Orange Times and Windermere Observer. He is a graduate of the University of Mount Olive (BS '12) and the University of Alabama (MA '16)....

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