Henderson boys soccer forfeits semistate match after COVID-19 exposure

Henderson boys soccer forfeits semistate match after COVID-19 exposure

HENDERSON, Ky. (WFIE) - The Henderson County boys soccer team is now in quarantine.

Officials say the entire team was exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

They will stay in quarantine for 14 days.

This means the team must forfeit its semistate match, which was scheduled for Saturday at South Warren High School.

The Colonels just punched their ticket to the Sweet 16 after beating University Heights Academy in a 3-2 win on Thursday.

14 News spoke with Henderson County head coach Benson Pryor about how difficult it was to tell his team the bad news.

“It’s really nobody’s fault,” Pryor said. “It’s just the circumstances that we were given, and we all knew that when the season started that there was a chance that this could happen to us at any point in time. It’s a tough pill to swallow that it ended our season. We should be proud of what we accomplished this season in the craziness of the year, but it’s not how you want to go, and having to talk to South Warren and tell them that we weren’t going to be able to come. I know their coach Tom Alexander well, and he was upset for us. We’ve had a really great huge outpouring from the community.”

This is the second team from Henderson County that’s had to quarantine due to COVID-19.

Earlier this week, the Colonels' volleyball team also had to forfeit its district championship match.

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