For the second time in a week, the District Ten football schedule has had a cancelation because of COVID-19.
The season opener between Fort LeBoeuf at Slippery Rock has been canceled because of roster numbers for the Bison.
In an email statement to faculty, staff and families, this is what Athletic Director Aaron Compton wrote:
“Due to the identification of positive COVID-19 cases on the Fort LeBoeuf High School Football team, the scheduled varsity game on August 27th, 2021 and our junior varsity football game on August 28th, 2021 versus Slippery Rock High School have been cancelled. Please know that this was a very difficult decision but it is critical that we continue to focus on the health and safety of our athletes.
At this time, we believe the situation is isolated to the football program. In response, we will continue to communicate and work closely with the Erie County Department of Health to conduct case investigations and identify close contacts as they relate to additional positive COVID-19 cases that may be related to this situation.
Thank you for your time and attention to this matter. We truly appreciate the support of our community as we continue to work through the challenges presented to us by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Earlier in the week, Mercyhurst Prep was forced to cancel its season opener against Penns Valley on August 27 because of COVID-19.