Troy HS forfeits state playoff football game after player tests positive for COVID-19

Troy HS forfeits state playoff football game after player tests positive for COVID-19
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TROY — Members of the Troy High School football team are quarantining after a player on the team tested positive for COVID-19 Tuesday, according to a school district spokesperson.

The positive case, and quarantined team, means Troy will forfeit their state football playoff game and they have been eliminated from the tournament. Troy had been scheduled to play at Edgewood Friday in the Ohio State High School Athletic Association Division II playoffs.

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“Obviously the safety of our student-athletes will always come first. We will never put anything before their safety," Troy High School Athletic Director Dave Palmer said in a media release Tuesday.

"That being said, obviously we are extremely disappointed for our football players, who have worked so hard to get to this point and were looking forward to their next playoff game.”

Per OHSAA rules, Troy will be allowed to schedule additional games to complete their season.

Troy joins Fairborn as the second school in the region forced to forfeit a playoff game due to COVID-19 cases among the team.