High School Football

FORT MILL – A positive test for COVID-19 by someone associated with the Fort Mill High football program has caused a cancellation of practice for the week.

The announcement was made Monday afternoon and confirmed by two different sources within the Fort Mill School District. The identity of the individual that tested positive has not been released due to medical privacy laws.

“The district was notified that an individual involved with the football program at Fort Mill High School tested positive for COVID-19,” said Joe Burke, Fort Mill School District spokesperson. “As per district protocols, we have notified anyone who may have come into direct contact with the individual who tested positive. As a precaution, we have also canceled all Fort Mill High School football practice for the week of June 22 through June 26.”

This is the first known case of COVID-19 to have affected the school district’s athletics programs.

Fort Mill football, along with Catawba Ridge and Nation Ford football, each started football workouts June 15. Cases of COVID-19 have been on the rise in recent weeks. As of Monday the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control announced more than 1,000 cases along with 46 new cases in York County.

Mac Banks: mac@fortmillprepsports.com, @fortprep