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Cabell Midland Football Player Tests Positive for COVID

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Cabell County Schools announced on Thursday afternoon that a football player from Cabell Midland High School has tested positive for COVID-19.

The release from CCS says that the unidentified player was last with the football team on Saturday following the Knights’ 42-7 win against rival Huntington before attending school on Monday of this week. The Cabell-Huntington Health Department conducted contact tracing and investigations to determine that the Cabell Midland football team (which did not have a game scheduled this week), the team’s coaches and all students and teachers who were in class with the player on Monday must quarantine.

Huntington, which is scheduled to host Wheeling Park on Friday, has paused all of its football activities and is awaiting word on if their game against the Patriots will go on as planned. The Cabell-Huntington Health Department advised that nobody from Huntington High outside of the Highlander football team, should be affected.

UPDATE – 3:30 p.m.

Cabell County Schools has cleared Huntington High to play on Friday against Wheeling Park.

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Tom has spent the last decade as a sports journalist based in West Virginia, most recently as the WVU beat writer for the Charleston Gazette-Mail and with previous stops at the Charleston Daily Mail, the (Fairmont) Times West Virginian and the Daily Independent in Ashland, Kentucky. He was born and raised in Cross Lanes, West Virginia -- where he currently resides -- and is a 2010 graduate of the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Marshall University.

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