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Jeff West cancels next two football games because of COVID-19 cases

Jefferson West High School has canceled its next two football games after "many players" potentially were exposed to a positive case of COVID-19, it was announced late Tuesday.
Jefferson West High School has canceled its next two football games after "many players" potentially were exposed to a positive case of COVID-19, it was announced late Tuesday.(AP Images)
Published: Oct. 14, 2020 at 8:58 AM CDT
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MERIDEN, Kan. (WIBW) - Jefferson West High School has canceled its next two football games after players potentially were exposed to the coronavirus, it was announced Tuesday night.

Varsity games against Sabetha on Friday, Oct. 16, and Holton, on Oct 23, have been scrubbed.

According to a Twitter post on the Jefferson West High School site, “many players” on the Tigers' were “potentially exposed to a postive case of COVID-19 and those players are currently quarantined for 14 days.”

Jeff West, a member of the Big Seven League, is 1-4 on the season.

Jeff West High School Assistant Principal Brandan Giltner confirmed there are 82 staff and students in quarantine due to being in close proximity to someone with the virus. He said contact tracing completed by the school and the Jefferson County Health Department determined the close contacts.

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