Two MCHS Football Games Cancelled Due to COVID-19

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By Andy Klotz—

One positive test causes much of team to quarantine

Muncie, Ind. – A positive case of COVID-19 for a Central High School football player will keep the team from playing its next two scheduled games. This Friday’s game at Arsenal Tech in Indianapolis and the September 25 home game against Lafayette Harrison have both been cancelled.

A total of 32 players and five coaches have been declared close contacts of the student who tested positive. Indiana State Department of Health guidelines require close contacts to quarantine for 14 days from their last exposure, which was September 9. Barring any additional positive cases, the team will resume practice Sept. 24 and play its next game October 2 against Marion.

“It’s unfortunate to have this happen now with the momentum we’ve built over the past two weeks, but we need to follow the advice of the health experts and keep our kids safe,” CHS Head Football Coach Darrick Lee said.

After going winless in 2019, the Bearcats are currently 2-1 this year following Friday’s 47-41 victory over Richmond.

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About Muncie Community Schools

Serving the local community since 1855, Muncie Community Schools (MCS) educates more than 5,000 students at six elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school while also managing several other educational facilities. Through its unique partnership with Ball State University, MCS strives to maximize each student’s potential so he or she can be a positive, productive member of society. Find out more about MCS or Director of Public Education and CEO Lee Ann Kwiatkowski at