Colquitt County cancels first two games after ‘a number’ of players forced to quarantine

Colquitt County was forced to cancel its first two football games after a number of players were placed in quarantine after being potentially exposed to the COVID-19 virus.

In a letter sent out by Principal Jamie Dixon on Thursday, it was noted that “most of our offensive and defensive linemen have been ordered to quarantine for 14 consecutive days” according to Wayne Grandy of the Moultrie Observer. The Department of Health in Albany made a strong recommendation that the program quarantine the players.

The Packers were scheduled to open the season on the road at Marietta on Sept. 4 and at Brookwood on Sept. 11. Both games are now cancelled. After the quarantine, the GHSA requires an acclimation period of five days before players coming from quarantine can return to the field.

The team is actively trying to schedule games in October and November to make up the lost contests. Colquitt County finished 9-3 last season and advanced to the second round in coach Justin Rogers’ first season in Moultrie.

Tags: , , , ,

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply