AUSTIN (KXAN) — After a member for the Lake Travis coaching staff tested positive for the coronavirus, the Cavaliers have canceled their final two games of the regular season, including next week’s annual showdown with Westlake.
According to a letter from head coach Hank Carter sent to parents and guardians, contact tracing for close contacts with the positive case resulted in the premature ending of the regular season.
The move also wipes out all JV games against the Chaps.
The Cavaliers have already qualified for the playoffs, and plan to participate. Seeding for the postseason has yet happen, with the regular season not wrapping up for schools in Classes 5A and 6A until December 5.
Lake Travis Independent School District reports the coach was on campus on Wednesday. Due to the suspension, Lake Travis’ game against Akins, scheduled for Friday night, has been canceled.
Earlier on Friday, Hutto head coach Brad LaPlante announced on Twitter that Hutto’s game against Cedar Ridge has been canceled as a result of contact tracing for the virus.
Information on a makeup date will be released at a late time, LaPlante says.
Several other Central Texas football programs were forced to postpone or cancel games on Thursday.
Anderson High School canceled Friday’s football game against Manor, and Hendrickson’s Thursday game against Leander has been postponed to Nov. 30 due to possible exposure to COVID-19.
The positive case was among the Anderson High School football program, according to Pflugerville ISD. Anderson played Hendrickson last Friday at The Pfield. PfISD also said Anderson’s Nov. 24 game against Weiss High School has been canceled.
Austin ISD sent a letter Wednesday to parents of students who were “potentially exposed.” The letter says students should quarantine for 14 days, ending on Nov. 28. That means the possible exposure was either on Friday, Nov. 13 or Saturday, Nov. 14.