Sam Houston cancels varsity football game against Boerne due to COVID-19

Game originally scheduled for Friday will not be rescheduled, SAISD district officials say

Hurricanes football players practice at Sam Houston High School. (Mark Mendez, KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – COVID-19 concerns have prompted the cancellation of Friday’s football game between Sam Houston and Boerne, district officials said Tuesday.

“We made the decision to cancel a high school varsity football game today for the safety of our players and coaches and for the opposing team,” the San Antonio Independent School District said in a statement. “This is a precautionary measure due to individuals testing positive for COVID-19 and team members being quarantined at Sam Houston High School. Coaches and athletes who are fully vaccinated and asymptomatic will continue to practice. The health and safety of our students and staff remains our top priority.”

SAISD officials said the game will not be rescheduled.

The district has been proactive in battling the virus. Earlier this month, SAISD canceled seven football scrimmages due to precautionary measures. By removing competition against teams outside of district prior to the start of the season and giving student-athletes more time to get properly vaccinated, the school district hoped that the teams’ regular seasons would proceed as scheduled.

Boerne Independent School District officials said Boerne High School’s homecoming game on Friday night will now be played against Gregory-Portland High School.

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