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Positive COVID-19 Cases Postpone Central Coast High School Football Game


There’s disappointing news for a Central Coast high school football team, with COVID-19 disrupting the start of its abbreviated season.  But, a game initially cancelled has now been rescheduled.

Santa Maria’s Righetti High School was set to play Arroyo Grande High School Friday night.   But, officials with the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District say several members of the football program tested positive for the virus.

There’s no word on whether it involves players and or coaches.  As a part of safety protocols, those involved in high school team sports must undergo weekly testing.

It was originally announced that the game was cancelled, but it's now been postponed until April 23rd.  Meanwhile, Arroyo Grande High School is scrambling  to see if there's another high school team in San Luis Obispo or Santa Barbara Counties that's open this Friday night for a game.  High schools in the region are playing abbreviated five game seasons, with no league championship or playoff games.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.