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By Whitney Wyatt/The Red River Sun—
CHILDRESS – Childress High School homecoming was postponed after Shallowater High School canceled the games because of COVID-19 concerns.
CHS homecoming has been rescheduled for 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2 against Highland Park High School at Fair Park Stadium.
In explaining Shallowater’s concerns, Jennifer Mitchell, communications director at Shallowater ISD, said both varsity and JV football games were canceled.
Shallowater ISD Superintendent Anita Hebert sent out this message Sept. 15.
Message from the Shallowater superintendent:
Our football game against Childress this Friday night has been canceled. We were notified this morning that a varsity player had tested positive for COVID-19. Several players were determined to be in close contact, and working with guidance from Lubbock County Health Department, they are quarantined at home. There is no potential outbreak of COVID-19, but we are exercising enough caution to try to prevent district play from being affected, if possible. Coach Wood is refunding tickets already purchased this evening (Tuesday) after practice. Additional refunds will be handled this week at Central Office. JV games are cancelled as well, but Middle School games will be played as scheduled. School will still release at 1:00 on Friday, as scheduled on the school calendar.
This has been a difficult decision for all involved as we are dedicated to keeping our students safe and healthy, but also as active as possible in all school experiences. We will continue to update our website daily for current status of COVID cases. These are certainly challenging times we live in, and we will face each day as best we can. Let’s continue to stand behind the Mustangs as they prepare mentally and physically to persevere in this season.