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Holy Name-Maple Heights football game canceled after Holy Name player tests positive for COVID-19

Maple Heights will now be playing Akron’s St. Vincent-St. Mary's School.
Holy Name High School.
Holy Name High School.
Posted at 11:16 AM, Aug 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-28 13:19:19-04

PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio — The Holy Name-Maple high school football game scheduled for Saturday has been canceled after a Holy Name player tested positive for COVID-19.

Dr. Charles Keenan, superintendent of Maple Heights City Schools, told News 5 the Holy Name athletics department called Maple and let the school know it would not be able to play Saturday.

Keenan said they are looking to see if they can find another opponent, saying, “In these times, you have to be flexible."

The football game was an away game for Maple.

Because of the cancelation of the game from Holy Name, Maple Heights will now be playing Akron’s St. Vincent-St. Mary's School at the same scheduled time. The game will be held at St. Vincent-St. Mary’s field.

Kate McCall, Holy Name's director of communications, said in an email that one of the team's football players tested positive for COVID-19.

"We are following all contact tracing protocols and recommendations given by the Cuyahoga County Board of Health," McCall said. "The safety and well-being of all Holy Name High School students continues to be our top priority."

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