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Red Devils postpone football this week due to COVID-19; LDHS cancels match, meet

Clinton High School has announced the cancellation of its varsity and junior varsity football games scheduled this week against Newberry due to positive COVID-19 tests within the Red Devils football program.

CHS was to host Newberry Friday night at Wilder Stadium, and the JV Red Devils were to travel to Newberry Thursday.

Athletic Director Louie Alexander, who made the announcement Monday morning, said Tuesday that those games against Newberry have been rescheduled for Sept. 23-24.

The Red Devils teams played against Laurens District High School this past Thursday and Friday.

On Wednesday afternoon, Laurens District High Athletic Director Tommy Spires said COVID-19 has caused LDHS to adjust its athletics schedule for this week:

  • LDHS cross country will not compete in the Eye Opener meet Saturday morning in Spartanburg.
  • The Raiders volleyball team has canceled its home match against Ninety Six scheduled for Thursday.
  • Clinton announced Thursday morning that its Sept. 9 home JV football game against Swansea has been canceled because Swansea is not fielding a JV team this season.

LDHS is still scheduled to host Union County in varsity football this Friday night, but the Raiders will be competing with a depleted roster due to COVID-19 quarantines among players.

Spires said there have been no positive cases on the varsity football team but several players have been subjected to quarantines because of close contact to positive cases.

Union County has yet to play this season due to positive COVID-19 tests within its program.

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