A member of the Central Hardin football team has tested positive for COVID-19 and the Bruins season will be on hold.
Each member of the program who made the trip to Henderson County for Friday’s game will be in quarantine for two weeks.
Hardin County Schools received notification Monday from the Lincoln Trail District Health Department on Monday. The district said it immediately made officials at Henderson County High aware of the positive test.
Central Hardin will not be allowed back on the football field in any capacity until Oct. 3. The Bruins do not practice on the weekends, meaning the next practice is scheduled for Oct. 5.
“This is the best preventive measure for the athletes, coaches, classmates and colleagues is that all players and coaches be placed on quarantine,” Hardin County Schools Community Relations spokesman John Wright said. “We know this is very frustrating for the players and coaches who have worked so incredibly hard to follow all the guidelines and have done a phenomenal job. COVID-19 has a way disrupting all aspects of our life and sports are no exception.”
Central Hardin was scheduled to play at Henry Clay Friday night and Louisville Butler on Oct. 1.
“I don’t wish this on anybody,” Bruins Athletic Director J.C. Wright said. “Everybody is trying to do the right thing. It’s a really tough situation. It’s something you can’t prevent. You go through all the protocols and follow all the guidelines the best you can and sometimes this is just unavoidable. This is the COVID pandemic and this happens.”
Central Hardin is not alone with COVID-related cancellations. Four football games were canceled Friday night across the state.
Central Hardin, which lost its first two games, is scheduled to host district opponent Barren County at 8 p.m. Oct. 9.