Covid shortened as well as moved the Vance County High School football season from fall to spring. Now the season is growing shorter again. For the second time in what was just a seven-game season anyway, another game is being cancelled due to covid.
Vance County High School Athletic Director Joe Sharrow told WIZS News late Wednesday afternoon that the school “was alerted that a person involved with (the) football program tested positive for COVID-19.” He said, “The district has been working diligently to contact those impacted to ensure all students, staff and families are properly notified of the situation. Safety is always our number one priority. We will continue to work together to ensure safety measures and protocols are adhered to, as we follow guidance from NCDHHS and NCHSAA to proceed through the season.”
The game cancelled earlier this season was a covid issue for that week’s opponent.
It was just a bit earlier Wednesday afternoon when Sharrow informed our Trey Snide of WIZS SportsTalk saying, “I am disappointed to share that we will no longer have a football game on Monday night, once again due to COVID concerns.”
The only remaining game this season is presently scheduled for Friday, April 9th at Cedar Ridge.
Sharrow also expressed appreciation for local support and to others who perform duties at the school and beyond to make things work out.
Based on past statements from Sharrow, as well as other local schools officials, the disappointment is for the players and the seniors.