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WCHS football shutting down for 10 days

The Pioneers will not be playing football in August. Coach Matt Turner made it official Tuesday morning.

Warren County will be shutting down all football activities for the next 10 days, which includes not playing games against White County (this Friday, Aug. 27) and at Ridgeway (Friday, Sept. 3). There was hope the team may be able to play this week after postponing last week, but the Pioneers went from having quarantines to having positive COVID cases this week.

Coach Turner is taking a proactive approach, with hope his team can resume activities by Monday, September 6 and play Mt. Juliet on Friday, Sept. 10.

Here is Turner’s full statement from this morning:

Due to the influx of positive Covid-19 cases and multiple symptomatic team members, we are requesting to shutdown the Warren County High School football program for a period of 10 days. We are making this decision to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and ultimately for the safety of our student athletes as well as possible exposure to our opponents. We will be locking the facilities during this time to fully disinfect equipment and lockers.

When we resume practice on Monday September 6, we will have temperature checks, require individual’s to bring their own water and any other means that can help control the spread of Covid-19. This does not have any implications on the students' attendance to school. With that being said we ask that student athletes be vigilant and follow all recommendations during the school day so we can resume practice on Sept. 6.

This decision, which is not an easy one to make, has been made in hopes that we can try to control and do our part to fight the spread of Covid-19. Please understand that we want to play, however the safety and well being of our children is the first priority.

Thank You

Matt Turner

Head Coach

Warren County Football

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