Davison Schools Cancel Homecoming Game as Opponents Quarantine Due to Coronavirus

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DAVISON, MI – Davison Community Schools have canceled schedules for homecoming college football games for Friday, October 9, after learning his opposing team is being quarantined due to COVID-19.

The district learned on Wednesday October 7 that the Saginaw Heritage football team, Davison’s original opponent on Friday, is being quarantined due to COVID-19, the district wrote in a district-wide email. . The quarantine also includes Saginaw Heritage’s freshmen and JVs, so those games, scheduled for Thursday, October 8, have also been called off.

Sporting director Dave Beamer has reached out to teams across the state to try to find an opponent for Friday, but so far he’s been unlucky, the email said.

“We are still looking for another game to play, which may appear,” he said. “You never know. A team could find itself in the same situation as us.

Six to eight teams on Wednesday morning were in the same situation looking for teams, Beamer said. However, by the time he got a call from Saginaw Heritage around 1:30 p.m., those teams had found opponents.

Davison is the reigning Division 1 state champion and is ranked No.2 by The Associated Press this week.

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Saginaw Township community schools learned on Wednesday morning that one of its college football players meets the definition of close contact with a positive COVID-19 case, Saginaw Heritage athletic director Justin Thorington said. , in an email. The student-athlete has since shown symptoms compatible with COVID-19.

The Saginaw County Health Department has ordered the district to quarantine all close contact with this player for 14 days, impacting the majority of the college football team, several members of the freshmen. and juniors and a majority of the coaching staff, Thorington wrote.

At present, the district has no positive test results for its football team.

The reunion parade will continue whether or not there is a match, the email says. If the district cannot find a team to play and there is no football match, halftime ceremonies will take place immediately at the end of the parade.

The parade will take place at 5 p.m. Friday and will feature the marching band, dance, cheer and pompom teams, with football players wearing the state championship banner, freshmen, representatives from the classes of graduate and postgraduate and a return tribunal.

Performances of the marching band, cheer, pompom and dance teams will take place as well as the crowning of the queen and king of the return and friendliness of Mr. and Miss.

The parade route will change. It will run in the opposite direction of the normal route and start near the downtown library, head south on Main Street, turn east on Clark Street, and end at high school.

Students who purchase tickets can use their ticket to attend the halftime show. If a student has already purchased a ticket and would rather not attend, they can bring their ticket to the sports office and exchange it for a refund. Parents who received a ticket because their child is performing can still attend.

Due to crowd requirements under Michigan Health Department orders, the district cannot allow anyone without a ticket to enter the stadium.

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