Jefferson football deals with quarantine putting season on hold

(Festus) The Jefferson Blue Jays have been forced to push pause on the 2020 football season.

The team is quarantining for the next week after a recommendation from the health department.

Jefferson High School activities director Jason Dreyer lays out the timeline of events from last week.

The good news for Jefferson is that this was a precautionary measure as a result of contact tracing as opposed to positive tests within the team.

Dreyer says that accelerates their timeline to at least getting the Blue Jays back together in person.

Dreyer says, while the school and athletic department is grateful they’ve not had to deal with something worse, it’s still a tough blow.

Jefferson had won 2 of its first 3 games this season and was set to play St. Pius this past Friday night.

They had also set up a second straight game with the Lancers to fill a hole in their schedule, but Dreyer says the plan for right now is to return to the football field on October 2nd against Valle Catholic.

To hear the full interview with Blue Jays A.D. Jason Dreyer, click play below.