Boonville, Mt. Vernon cancels 2 football games after Boonville player tests positive for COVID-19

Boonville player tested positive just days after playing Mt. Vernon

Boonville, Mt. Vernon cancels 2 football games after Boonville player tests positive for COVID-19

BOONVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Boonville High School says it’s canceling its next two football games due to a team player testing positive for COVID-19.

School officials say their game against Princeton on October 2 and their game at South Spencer on October 9 are both canceled. We are told JV will also be canceled for those two weeks.

Boonville officials state their season will resume on October 16 at Gibson Southern.

Tickets that were sold for the Princeton game can be refunded in the Athletic Department by returning your ticket.

We are told homecoming will be rescheduled.

According to a post on Mt. Vernon High School’s official Facebook page, contact tracing is happening on their football team as well.

They played Boonville last Friday and officials say the positive Boonville player was in that game.

Mt. Vernon administrators say this impacted a significant number of varsity football players, so they will be quarantined for 14 days.

They tell parents that if you are not contacted by the school or health department, then your student was not in close proximity for long enough to be at risk.

School officials canceled the next two varsity football games out of caution.

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