Herculaneum football players test positive for COVID-19, cause teams to quarantine

In the wake of announcing that their football team would need to quarantine for the next 2 weeks, Herculaneum High School has revealed that players who later tested positive for COVID-19 played in a game on September 11th.

Dunklin R-5 School District superintendent Dr. Clint Freeman announced on KJFF earlier in the week that the team was taking the next 2 games off.

Matt Lichenstein, communications representative with the Dunklin R-5 School District, says none of the 8 players who tested positive knew prior to Friday night’s game against Jefferson that they were carrying the coronavirus.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports, as stated in a letter from Dr. Freeman, all varsity and junior varsity football players were told to stay away from school until September 28th.

As a result, the Jefferson R-7 School District announced that its team would have to quarantine for the next 14 days, meaning games against the St. Pius Lancers on September 18th and 25th have been cancelled.