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Wylie East cancels next two football games

by | Oct 7, 2020 | Latest

Wylie East has cancelled its next two varsity football games.

In announcement today by Wylie ISD Athletic Director Kyle Craighead, WEHS will not play its Oct. 9 game versus Royse City, nor its Oct 16 game versus Longview Pine Tree due to COVID-19.

Craighead said the decision was based on keeping coaches and players safe.

“The decision was made today to cancel this week and next week’s varsity football games due to positive COVID-19 tests within the Wylie East varsity football program,” said Craighead.

“The health and safety of our students and staff is the primary focus and the district is following UIL protocols along with state and federal guidelines for coronavirus response. The district will notify all affected students and staff and will continue to monitor the situation. These are non-district games and will not be made up. Due to privacy laws, no other information can be shared.”

“For now,” he added,  “the Wylie East 9th and JV games, vs. Royse City, are still on for tomorrow night.  However, it is possible that Royse City may schedule games with another school, which would cause us to have to cancel those games, as well. We will share more details as they become available.” 

The Raiders are 1-1 on the season after defeating Irving Nimitz 42-18 last week.

Today’s announcement follows a similar one for the Wylie Pirate program on Monday.

According to officials, a positive COVID-19 case within the Wylie High football program shut down all play for 14 days, effective Oct. 5, 2020.

The Pirates were scheduled to play Lakeview Centennial Oct. 9, and Naaman Forest Oct. 15. As of today, these games have been postponed.

From staff reports • [email protected]

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