Rehobeth football player out after testing positive for COVID-19, coach says


ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — Coach Pate Harrison, the new football coach for Rehobeth High School, said he’s concerned over how things will turn out for this fall’s football season.

In a press conference Friday, Harrison said one player tested positive for COVID-19 around July 3 or 4.

“We gave our kids off the week before July 4, and we ended up giving them the week after as well,” he said. “This kid still hasn’t returned to practice because (we need) to keep him quarantined and anyone that was around him.”

Harrison said having to turn people away is the opposite of what they want to do since they need to recruit. In fact, he said he’s worried about how things will turn out.

He said that if another wave hits, it’s possible that the local schools may have to stop playing. Smaller colleges have decided to cancel their seasons.

“If you’d asked me a month ago, I would’ve said we’re gonna play football no matter what, I don’t see it happening, … but now, I don’t know,” Harrison said.

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