San Tan Valley Combs’ shutting down for not less than two weeks due to quite a lot of COVID-19 circumstances will trigger the soccer staff to overlook its subsequent two video games.
Combs was scheduled to play Cottonwood Mingus on Friday evening and Phoenix Arcadia subsequent Thursday.
After Pinal County Well being Division suggested the varsity on Wednesday to shut down for not less than two weeks, the autumn sports activities groups will not be capable of work out or compete throughout that point.
“We have accomplished every little thing proper within the soccer program,” Combs soccer coach Travis Miller stated. “Adopted all the protocols from day one. Enforced social distancing when potential and masks sporting.
“It is onerous as a result of our boys are paying the value for some circumstances associated to non-football college students. I perceive security and doing what’s essential to sluggish the unfold and I do help it. It is simply onerous as a result of we have tried to maintain the boys targeted and secure and we have now succeeded to this point however it’s crushing to everybody in this system.”
Combs needed to scramble two weeks in the past to play its opener at dwelling after Cave Creek Cactus Shadows needed to cancel due to COVID-19. On the final minute, Combs was in a position to get Sierra Vista Buena to journey to play. Combs misplaced that sport however bounced again final week with a 47-7 win over Tempe.
“I assumed there is likely to be a risk that we may nonetheless follow and play whereas our college strikes again to an all-virtual mannequin like we did initially of the varsity 12 months,” Miller stated. “We even instructed our gamers proactively get examined simply to be secure. However I suppose it is not sufficient. I am annoyed and hurting for my gamers.
“We simply want to remain targeted and able to play the remaining three video games after we come again.”
Colleges must play not less than 5 video games so as to qualify for the state playoffs on this COVID-modified soccer season.
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