COVID leads to cancellation of football games

The Campus Colts’ defense lines up against the Maize Eagles. Because of a positive COVID-19 cases and related quarantine, the Colts’ varsity football games this week and next have been cancelled.

Other area schools have already dealt with positive cases

By Travis Mounts

HAYSVILLE – The next two Campus Colts varsity football games won’t be played because of COVID-19.
Campus High School announced Monday afternoon that, due to a positive test and quarantining of close contacts, the Colts were cancelling this Friday’s road game at Maize South High School, and next week’s home game against Andover.
Other schools announced this week that they were dealing with coronavirus issues. Derby football started the week in quarantine. It was unsure if the Panthers would play their game this week as contact tracing was being conducted by Sedgwick County following two positive cases within the program. El Dorado’s boys soccer games through Oct. 2 have been postponed, and Winfield volleyball is suspended until further notice. In Abilene, the district has suspended all extra-curricular activities until at least Oct. 5.
Not playing the next two games won’t have an impact on seedings for the Colts or on other teams that lose games due to COVID-19 cases or exposure. Last week, the Kansas State High School Activities Association made changes to its postseason rules for all fall sports. For the largest classes (6A, 5A, 4A) in football, playoff seeding will be based on win-loss percentage for games played. The Colts are a 6A team.
Also in the TSnews coverage area, Cheney Middle School football previously cancelled two weeks of games and practices after a positive COVID-19 cases and related quarantines.
Campus High’s junior varsity and freshman games with Maize South and Andover are still planned. The next varsity game is schedule to be on Oct. 9, a home contest against rival Derby.
On Monday, Haysville Public Schools had been notified of four positive cases. Communications director Adia Ludwig said the cases were at Ruth Clark Elementary, Prairie Elementary, Nelson Elementary and Campus High School.
Eisenhower Middle School and Cheney Middle School have reported cases. Numerous school officials have told TSnews that it is simply a matter of time before other districts and other school buildings have COVID-19 cases.
When a school does have a positive COVID-19 case, school officials work with the Sedgwick County Health Department to identify close contact. The health department determines who is considered a close contact and the health department is responsible for notifying those contacts, not the schools.