Cross County postpones football matchups against Harrisburg & Hazen

Cross County postpones football matchups against Harrisburg & Hazen
The junior and senior high football games between Harrisburg and Cross County Saturday have been cancelled due to a positive COVID-19 test within the program, Cross County school officials said on its Facebook page. (Source: KAIT)

CROSS COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - The junior and senior high football games between Harrisburg and Cross County Saturday have been cancelled due to a positive COVID-19 test within the Cross County program, Cross County school officials said on its Facebook page.

The Junior High and Senior High Football games against Harrisburg tomorrow (Saturday, August 29th) have been cancelled...

Posted by Cross County School District on Friday, August 28, 2020

Superintendent Dr. Nathan Morris had more details Monday in a zoom interview.

“Members of our football coaching staff that are in quarantine, and because of that we don’t have the staff members to cover our football program. So we did have to cancel our game with Harrisburg on Saturday. We will also have to postpone our game this Friday night with Hazen. And then we have a bye week. We hope to get our staff back then and then have a week to get ready. And then hopefully we will be ready to play Barton in Week 3."

That matchup with the Bears is scheduled for September 18th. Dr. Morris leaves the door open to the Thunderbirds possibly playing Harrisburg or Hazen later in the 2020 season.

“We hate that it happened, but we’re leaving the option open just like we will with Harrisburg. We never know what’s going to happen in the next month, two months. Harrisburg or Hazen might have a school drop a game on them. Somebody might drop a game on us, and if we do, we’ll hook up and play a game at a later date.”

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