COVID cases force some Hillsborough and Jefferson players to quarantine

Hillsborough and Jefferson have each had at least one player test positive for coronavirus in the past week.

The Terriers had one COVID-19 case. The player who tested positive on Aug. 27 is being quarantined, along with his position group, coach Earl Garcia said.

According to the health department guidelines that were followed during summer conditioning, any player who tests must be quarantined for 14 days, as well as anyone else that came within six feet for more than a 15 minute duration.

With an entire group of players out for two weeks, Garcia said the first two home games of the season, Sept. 11 vs. Hillsborough and Sept. 18 vs. Blake, could be in jeopardy.

County athletic director Lanness Robinson said it was still too early to make any determination on those games.

Robinson also said Jefferson had several players under quarantine, though the number of players who tested positive and the number currently quarantined was unclear.

The Dragons were “already in the midst” of quarantine going into this week according to Robinson.