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Dothan season opener cancelled due to COVID-19

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Published: Aug. 17, 2020 at 3:23 PM CDT
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - The season opener for the Dothan Wolves has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

The Wolves were set to travel to Hoover Friday for their season opener.

The week two game with Park Crossing is also cancelled.

Sources tell WTVY that a player has tested positive for the virus.

New Brockton cancelled their first two games of the season on Friday after the entire football team was placed in quarantine due to the virus.

This is a developing story we will update once more information becomes available.

UPDATE FROM DOTHAN CITY SCHOOLS

“On Monday, August 17, 2020, Dothan City Schools Athletic Department was notified of a positive case of COVID-19 within our Dothan High School Football Program. After conferring with the Alabama Department of Public Health, it is recommended that the entire football team quarantines due to APDH’s COVID-19 guidelines. As a result, Dothan High will not travel to compete against Hoover on August 21st and will not host Park Crossing on August 28th. The DHS Football Program is scheduled to resume its program and games by September 4th against Enterprise High School.

This decision was made to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our area. We understand this decision will be difficult and will be a disappointment for our community, students, and families. A change in competition does not diminish anyone’s achievements, but the health of our students and our students’ families are at the forefront of our decision.     

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all work together to keep our students, families, employees, and schools safe and healthy. We will provide updates as more information becomes available. Please continue to monitor our website and social media for updates.”

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