ROOTSTOWN, Ohio — The Rootstown football team has canceled its postseason game due to a COVID-19 case in the program.
Following the guidance by the Portage County Health Department, all football operations are suspended until further notice.
Due to a positive COVID-19 test within the Rootstown football program, we were instructed by the Portage County Health Department to suspend football operations until further notice. As a result, Saturday's playoff game is canceled.— Rootstown Rovers (@roverathletics) October 7, 2020
All Rover football coaches and players are now in quarantine, which includes not attending school in-person, with their return set for Oct. 16, according to the Record-Courier.
"It's very difficult and frustrating and hard to digest obviously, but we have to look at it from a couple of different perspectives," said athletic director Keith Waesch to the Record-Courier. "Number one, we are fortunate that we even got to play six games thus far this season and we basically know that tomorrow is never given to us and that's something that we're dealing with in 2020 is there's no guarantees in life right now when it comes to sporting events or a lot of things that are happening in our day-to-day lives."
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