Battle and Capital City cancel football match due to Covid-19 outbreak

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COLOMBIA, MO. (KMIZ)

Due to a recent positive Covid-19 test and possible exposure within the Battle High School football program, Friday’s football game against Capital City has been postponed.

According to a tweet from Battle Athletics, the district works with the health service through appropriate protocols regarding the positive test result and the tracing of close contacts.

“The health and well-being of our players, staff and families are our top priorities,” Battle’s tweet said.

Battle athletic director Alex Huck said according to Columbia Public School’s Covid-19 protocols, the entire team does not need to self-quarantine due to mask wear and vaccinations.

The battle played out at Fort Zumwalt North last Friday. Huck says he informed the school of the positive case, but they don’t believe any of their players have been affected at this time.

According to the Fort Zumwalt North Covid-19 dashboard, the school currently has 10 positive cases of Covid-19 among students and 71 students in quarantine.

Capital City will still host a football game on Friday at Adkins Stadium, just with a new opponent from Agape Boarding School.

A tweet from the football program says, “We send our best wishes to Battle HS and look forward to seeing each other again in the future.”

Huck has said he hopes to postpone the game conference against Capital City. He said last year the team missed a game against Smith-Cotton before succeeding later in the season.

Huck said Battle will continue football training this week with the players they have to make sure this week is not wasted and that they are ready for next week.

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