The Laurens District High School football season came to an abrupt end Thursday as District 55 officials announced that a person in the program tested positive for COVID-19.
According to a release from District 55, the person within the program tested positive for COVID-19 Wednesday and was asymptomatic until the day of the test. District and high school staff members are now analyzing close contacts of the positive case, said District 55 spokesperson Ed Murray.
“While we do not have reason to believe that those who were not in close contact with the infected individual have reason to be concerned, we ask everyone, as always, to watch for symptoms of COVID-19,” Murray said.
LDHS hosted Gilbert this past Friday night at K.C. Hanna Stadium – a 49-21 loss – and were to have a bye week this week before playing at Clinton on Nov. 13. That game, which has now been canceled would have been the season finale for both teams. Clinton will now presumably end its season this Friday against Strom Thurmond at Wilder Stadium.
“Hate it for all of our guys, especially our Seniors,” a post from the LDHS Raider Football Twitter account said. “We appreciate all you (the seniors) have done for our program. We will begin preparing for the 2021 season.”