Last football game of season canceled due to positive Covid-19 case

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Following its first win of the season March 11, Blaine football was forced to cancel its final game of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) adjusted fall season due to a positive Covid-19 case. The Borderites (1-3) were scheduled to travel to Anacortes March 16 to play the also 1-3 Seahawks.

Athletic director Sean Linville said both remaining varsity and junior varsity games were canceled because all of the football coaches were direct contacts with the positive case. Linville said all individuals who had direct contact with the positive case will quarantine for the required 14 days.

JV (3-2) was scheduled to play its last game of the season on March 15.

No other fall sports competitions have been canceled. “As of right now, the rest of our fall sports will be able to finish out their season,” Linville said. This is the final week of the six-week adjusted fall season.

Linville said the call to cancel the remaining football games was made Saturday morning. He also said the Borderites’ previous opponent, Nooksack Valley, was notified that contact tracing determined that the positive case had no direct contact with anyone on their team.

Linville could not say at the time as to whether any teams in the upcoming season will be affected by the positive case. Competition for season 2 of the WIAA’s adjusted calendar is scheduled to start March 30.

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