Trojans under quarantine, won’t play again until week of Dec. 7
By CHRIS HOBBS
CATAWBA – Due to a quarantine, Bandys High will not play its two South Fork 2A varsity volleyball matches next week.
A press release by the conference on Wednesday said the Trojans won’t play Tuesday’s match at West Lincoln or next Thursday’s match at home against Lake Norman Charter.
The announcement came two days after Maiden announced it would not play — as a safety precaution — its next three matches (Monday versus Lake Norman Charter, Tuesday at home against North Lincoln and Friday at East Lincoln).
League officials said Maiden will return to action on Dec. 4, a Friday, at Newton-Conover.
The Wednesday press release said Bandys will resume play the week of Dec. 7 – the Trojans are scheduled Dec. 8 at North Lincoln and Dec. 10 at Maiden.
South Fork 2A Administrator Butch Parker said in Wednesday’s e-mails he’ll discuss makeup dates with the schools impacted by Maiden and Bandys not being able to remain on a regular schedule.
The South Fork 2A is an eight-school league and will each team plays home and away. With 14 conference matches, no schools in the league will play any non-conference regular season matches.
Maiden, Bandys and the South Fork 2A have not reported any positive COVID-19 tests, and Parker said the decisions not to play involved the Catawba County Department of Public Health (CCDPH).
CCDPH’s offices are closed on Thursday and Friday, and the department had not generated a press release as of Wednesday.
The schools are also required to follow guidelines the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) has put in place that also met requirements by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHSS).