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Wadsworth and Stow HS Football Game Cancelled Due to Student Testing Positive for Covid-19

One of the big high school football games in Northeast Ohio for Friday evening has fallen victim to the covid-19 virus, as the game has been cancelled.

That game was a marquee matchup between #12 Wadsworth and #13 Stow, a game between two ranked teams that both were winners in week one.

The game being nixed comes after a player within the Wadsworth football program tested positive for COVID-19.

Wadsworth Superintendent Dr. Andrew Hill put the following message out on the Wadsworth City Schools Facebook page on Thursday informing parents of the situation with the student and with Friday’s game.

Good evening. In an effort to provide our community with information, while protecting the privacy of the student involved, I am writing to inform you that we have a member of our JV/Varsity football team that is considered positive for COVID-19. We have made the decision to postpone our JV and Varsity football games against Stow-Munroe Falls (on 9/4 and 9/5) and to postpone JV/Varsity football practices until the contact tracing process is completed by the Medina County Health Department and further guidance is provided.

The contact tracing process completed by the Medina County Health Department involves representatives from the department contacting individuals determined to have been in close proximity to the affected individual. Through an analysis of the facts, representatives of the health department may determine that a quarantine period (fourteen (14) days) is required for some individuals. If your child is identified through the contact tracing process, you will be contacted by a representative of the Medina County Health Department.

Our protocols that involve daily symptom checks helped us in this situation, and we continue to stress the importance of these checks before students go to school and/or practice or an employee goes to work. If a student/employee displays any of the symptoms, he/she should stay home. The list of COVID-19 symptoms can be found by clicking the link below. If you have any concerns, please contact the Medina County Health Department at 330-723-9688 or me at 330-335-1300 or at Thank you for your continued support of our school district.

Andy Hill

There’s no word on if the game between the two schools will be made up.



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