Johnson, Dripping Springs awarded forfeits after positive COVID cases

Staff Report

Multiple reports of positive COVID-19 cases at a pair of San Antonio-area high schools last week led 12-5A, Division I officials to award the Johnson Jaguars and Dripping Springs Tigers two more forfeit wins.

On Nov. 4, Johnson High officials announced their contest against San Antonio Veterans Memorial, which had been set for Nov. 6, was cancelled after the latter campus reported a positive COVID-19 case. As a result, the Veterans Memorial football program will quarantine for a two-week period. Dripping Springs High, which was scheduled to play Veterans Memorial Nov. 13, was awarded a forfeit win as well.

Roughly a day later, on Nov. 5, officials with Harlandale ISD announced Harlandale High’s football team will quarantine for a three-week period after a positive COVID-19 case was reported on that campus. According to a Harlandale ISD press release, the quarantine is being conducted as a precaution and all Harlandale High junior varsity and varsity football games will be suspended until Nov. 20.

Harlandale will forfeit its Nov. 13 contest against Johnson and Nov. 20 game against Dripping Springs.
“The safety and well-being of our students and staff is our main priority and we will continue to follow our COVID-19 safety procedures and monitor exposure risks,” per the HISD press release.

Both Dripping Springs and Johnson will have three of their four district victories come as a result of forfeits. It is unknown at this time if either school will schedule additional games prior to their next scheduled contests.
The Tigers’ and Jaguars’ next scheduled contest will be against each other on Nov. 27 at 2:30 p.m. at Bob Shelton Stadium.

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