Lebanon football may sit out semifinal after previous opponent Bow reports COVID-19 case

Published: 11/12/2020 4:54:00 PM
Modified: 11/12/2020 9:54:13 PM
Raiders may be forced to forfeit after Bow’s COVID--19 case

LEBANON — Due to a COVID-19 case within the Bow High football community, the Lebanon High football team has entered quarantine, leaving Saturday’s NHIAA Division II semifinal with Plymouth in doubt.

The Raiders are awaiting a decision from the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services on whether they can play in Saturday’s game with Plymouth, Lebanon athletic director Mike Stone confirmed on Thursday afternoon.

DHHS was expected to report its findings to Stone at 1 p.m. Friday. Stone said he was notified around 2:30 Thursday afternoon of the case at Bow. He declined comment, until he had a definitive answer from health officials.

Lebanon coach Chris Childs delivered the news to his players at the start of practice. The Raiders defeated Bow, 30-6, in last Saturday’s quarterfinal contest.

The Raiders are 6-0 and playing in their first season in D-II after making last season’s D-III championship game before falling to Trinity, 28-21.

Lebanon and Plymouth were supposed to meet in the regular season, but their Oct. 10 date was canceled because of positive COVID-19 results at both schools.

— Staff report

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