FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — For high school football players and coaches, a fall weekend is usually spent going over game tape.
But this season, COVID-19 tests and contact tracing are part of that routine.
In the weekend following last Friday's clash between Franklin County High School and Woodford County, it was discovered at least one FCHS player or coach tested positive.
Now, both programs are sidelined.
"We are taking this step over an abundance of caution, and with safety first as our priority. 171 school districts in the state are all being impacted by this, and we need to think and pray for every one of the school districts every single day and night," said FCS Superintendent Mark Kopp said.
FCHS suspended football activities for the next 14 days.
The Woodford County Schools Superintendent says this Friday's game is canceled. WCHS players will be quarantining and following Health Department guidance about testing.
In this case, the impact goes beyond football.
Superintendent Kopp says in all, the local health department notified him that two student-athletes and two coaches at FCHS tested positive. In addition to football, the positive cases affect boys soccer and girls soccer.
Activities for those two teams are also suspended for two weeks.