MOULTRIE, Ga. (WTXL) — Colquitt County High School announced the first two football games of the 2020 season are canceled after discovering a number of players would be quarantined after potential exposure to the coronavirus.
In a letter sent Thursday afternoon, principal Jamie Dixon said most of the school's ffensive and defensive linemen have been ordered to quarantine for 14 consecutive days, due in part to a strong recommendation from the Department of Health out of Albany, Georgia.
The quarantine and the acclimation period would prevent the players from participating in both the Friday, Sept. 4 season-opener at Marietta and in the Sept. 11 game at Brookwood. Therefore, both games were canceled.
Dixon said in his letter the school system is reaching out to several schools to try to schedule a home game for Sept. 18, which is currently an open date.
The current schedule shows that unless a game is scheduled on Sept. 18, the Packers will open a six-game schedule on Sept. 25 at home against Valdosta.
The rest of the schedule includes games on Oct. 9, at Northside-Warner Robins; Oct. 23, at home against Alcovy; Oct. 30, at home against Camden County; Nov. 6, at home against Lowndes; and Nov. 13 at Tift County.
Due to COVID-19, Colquitt County’s schedule has undergone several changes in recent weeks.
Games have not been rescheduled as of yet and no other sports have been impacted.