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2 Findlay varsity football games canceled, volleyball program quarantined after 2 positive COVID-19 cases

All varsity football practices have been suspended and games against Central Catholic and Clay canceled. The entire volleyball program will quarantine for 14 days.
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(File photo of Findlay vs. St. Francis varsity football, Sept. 2019)

FINDLAY, Ohio — 2 student-athletes for the Findlay Trojans have tested positive for COVID-19, prompting cancellations and quarantines for the volleyball and varsity football programs.

In a statement released today, Findlay City Schools superintendent Troy Roth and athletic director Nate Weihrauch announced the positive cases. 

Working with Hancock Public Health, contact tracing led them to conclude that the entire volleyball program, grades 9-12, are to quarantine for 14 days. All practices are canceled and the next volleyball match will be held Tuesday, Sept. 29 against Defiance.

It was determined the second case, in the varsity football program, had not been in close contact with the freshman team. While the freshman team will be allowed to continue practice and host Central Catholic, all varsity football practices and games have been suspended until Friday, Sept. 25 and allowed to resume Saturday, Sept. 26. 

This has resulted in Friday's varsity football game between Findlay and Central Catholic and next week's game against Clay being canceled, following Hancock Public Health requirements.

"The district recognizes the disappointment of these cancellations," the statement reads. "But it is important to follow the instructions provided by HPH in order to keep our students safe and healthy."

Right now, the Findlay City Schools COVID-19 reporting dashboard reflects the two positive high school student-athlete cases and 109 cases of quarantine total among the high school student body. Five high school staff members have been quarantined as well.

It is not disclosed as to how many of those quarantined students and staff were the direct result of contact with the two positive COVID-19 cases.

Findlay's next varsity football game will be Friday, Oct. 2 against Lima Senior.

Credit: Findlay City Schools