A Calvary Christian Academy junior varsity football player tested positve for COVID-19, forcing the school to cancel its varsity football game against Benjamin on Friday, according to Calvary athletic director Keith Huisman.
“On Friday afternoon, the Calvary Christian Academy administration was notified that a CCA high school student tested positive for COVID-19,” Huisman said in an email. “The administration immediately activated its contact tracing protocols. I contacted The Benjamin School’s athletic director, Ryan Smith, to initiate a dialog, as the student participated in a junior varsity football contest Thursday evening before becoming symptomatic. Given the nature of our two programs, we agreed that it was in the best interest of all involved to postpone tonight’s varsity contest.”
The Calvary Christian-Benjamin game is the first game in Broward or Palm Beach counties known to be canceled or postponed due to COVID-19. Benjamin’s season-opener against Cardinal Newman was canceled for undisclosed reasons, and Calvary Christian’s game against American Heritage-Delray was canceled following the death of Stallions coach Brian Sheridan.
Calvary Christian is 3-0 this season after beating Clewiston last week.
“We value our relationship with TBS and enjoy competing,” Huisman said. “We look forward to meeting the Buccaneers on the field in the future.”
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