Breaking News: Newberry-Santa Fe game cancelled due to COVID-19 outbreak

The Friday game between the 6-1 Newberry Panthers and 2-3 Santa Fe Raiders football teams has been cancelled.

According to Alachua County Public School Spokesperson Jackie Johnson, the varsity SFHS team is in quarantine with an undisclosed number of COVID-19 cases.

The Alachua County Public Schools COVID-19 dashboard reports  7 active COVID-19 cases at SFHS and zero cases for NHS, but does not report on how many of those pertain to the football team.

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Mike Ridaught, the founder of The Prep Zone, had chosen the Newberry-Santa Fe matchup to be the week eight high school football Game of the Week on I am Country 106.9 FM, but was able to find a quick replacement.

“This Friday’s football game between Newberry and Santa Fe has been canceled due toCOVID-19,” he posted on The Prep Zone Facebook page. The game was scheduled to air on I Am Country 106.9. However, we have added another game.


NOTE: New kickoff time & pregame coverage:

Friday, 6:30 p.m. (PREGAME) – High School Football, 7 p.m. (KICKOFF)

Fleming Island (Orange Park) at Buchholz (Gainesville)

Radio: “I am Country” 106.9 FM Gainesville

‘Live’ audio:

Join Mike Ridaught (Play-by-play), Jake Ricker (Color), & Parker Fluke (Stats/Halftime/Postgame) for all the action. The visiting Golden Eagles (5-1) defeated the Bobcats (3-1) in last year’s meeting and have won four of the last six in the series.”

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