With a critical Region 6-6A game against Brentwood scheduled for Friday, Independence’s football team has been shut down for at least the rest of this week due to COVID-19 protocols.
According to an email obtained by SM-Tn Sports, Independence has closed its campus due to a high number of COVID-19 contact tracing until at least Monday, Oct. 5.
All extra-curricular activities, including Friday night’s football game with fifth-ranked Brentwood, have been postponed. If the game cannot be rescheduled, it would be ruled as a forfeit win for Brentwood and a no-contest for Independence.
Independence becomes the fifth area school to have to postpone or cancel games due to COVID-19, joining Columbia Academy, Mt. Pleasant, Richland and Spring Hill. CA is still in a two-week quarantine and will also miss its game Friday against Jackson Christian.