HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
Brighton’s Football Game Against Murray Canceled, Rescheduled Against Jordan High
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Brighton High School’s upcoming football game against the Murray Spartans has been canceled and the contest was rescheduled against the Jordan Beetdiggers.
The No. 6 ranked Bengals were originally slated to host the Spartans on Friday, October 2.
Now, the Friday night matchup will feature the Jordan Beetdiggers (0-7) and the undefeated Bengals (6-0).
Jordan will host Brighton on Friday, October 2 at 7 p.m. (MDT).
BREAKING: @BrightonBengal’s game against @MurrayFootball has been canceled. The Bengals will now play a road game against @GoBeetdiggers this Friday.
— Nate Dowdle (@NateDowdle) September 30, 2020
Murray School District confirmed to KSL Sports that the game was canceled due to COVID-19 and 29 Spartan players were quarantined as a result.
The District said that test results confirmed one positive case of the coronavirus disease.
Previously Canceled Games
This is the second canceled contest for Brighton in as many weeks.
We will now play @GoBeetdiggers on Friday at Jordan. 7:00 PM #gobengals pic.twitter.com/4j7MVoTVfg
— Brighton Football (@BrightonBengal) September 29, 2020
Skyline was slated to host Brighton on Friday, September 25.
The game was scratched following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease within the Eagles’ football program. It was not rescheduled against another opponent.
“In July, when we approved our return to school plans, our board committed to our communities and teachers that we would abide by the State Health Department guidance and recommendations,” Granite Board of Education president Karyn Winder said in a statement about the Brighton/Skyline cancellation. “We are not inclined to disregard these scientifically based recommendations. Safety for our students, their families, and employees will continue to be paramount above all else.”
Recently, West Jordan and Copper Hills also canceled games because of the coronavirus disease.
Other High School Games
After the state of Utah announced that Provo and Orem would move into an escalation coronavirus risk level, high school football games in both cities were restricted to being played without spectators.
The Granite School District recently announced a two-week dismissal from in-person learning but said that sporting events could continue.
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