Pair of football games postponed for Midlands high schools due to issues with COVID-19

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Updated: Oct. 9, 2020 at 5:13 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Two Midlands high school football teams will not take the field Friday night due to issues related to COVID-19.

Spring Valley’s contest against Northwestern has been postponed. According to the Trojans' athletics website, the game was postponed after “several individuals affiliated with the Vikings' program have reported COVID-like symptoms.”

However, a spokesperson from Richland Two said one person associated with the Vikings' team has shown one of the symptoms for COVID-19.

“The individual has not tested positive for COVID-19 at this time, but the school and district decided the best course of action was to postpone the game as a precaution,” said Richland Two spokesperson Libby Roof.

The rescheduled date for Spring Valley and Northwestern will be announced later.

Also, Lower Richland will not face Chester tonight. According to Lower Richland head coach Marlin Taylor, the game was postponed after a Chester player was possibly exposed to COVID-19.

The game between the Diamond Hornets and the Cyclones will be played on October 30.

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