Some La. high school football teams forced to cancel final 2 regular season games due to COVID-19

Some La. high school football teams forced to cancel final 2 regular season games due to COVID-19
Some Louisiana high school football teams are forced to cancel their final two regular season games due to COVID-19. (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB-TV)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Some south Louisiana high school football teams have played their final regular season games because COVID-19 issues are forcing them to cancel their next two contests.

The Zachary Broncos, Donaldsonville Tigers, and Scotlandville Hornets will not be suiting up for at least a couple of weeks. Thrive Academy Bulldogs has reportedly also canceled its two remaining games.

Zachary has also been forced to cancel its games after recent positive cases of COVID-19 at the school prompted officials to announce students will be learning virtually until Friday, Nov. 20. Officials said the move was made out of an abundance of caution. At least one player on the football team has recently tested positive. Zachary was scheduled to face Central and Walker for those last two games.

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Donaldsonville reported an individual on campus tested positive for COVID-19, so the school is following the protocols that have been set forth by the LHSAA. Donaldsonville running backs Rae’land Johnson and Robert Kent were the Sportsline Players of the Week for their effort during week five of the season against defending 3A state champion St. James. The Tigers rolled to a 50-28 victory over the Wildcats. Donaldsonville was supposed to face Lutcher and Berwick for its last two games.

In the case of Scotlandville, head coach Lester Ricard tweeted out he was contacted and informed that a Zachary High player tested positive. The Hornets defeated the Broncos, 13-12, Saturday. Scotlandville was scheduled to play at Live Oak on Friday, Nov. 13. Live Oak will host Pineville.

Specifics about Thrive Academy’s reported decision to cancel the final two games are unknown. The Bulldogs were supposed to play East Iberville and Central Private for those contests.

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