COVID-19 postpones Palm Beach Gardens vs. Vero Beach football game

Published: Aug. 31, 2023 at 2:21 PM EDT
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The pandemic may be over, but COVID-19 continues to be a problem that’s impacting sports in America.

The School District of Palm Beach County announced Thursday that a Friday night high school football game has been postponed due to an outbreak of COVID-19.

Out of an abundance of caution, the game between Palm Beach Gardens High School and Vero Beach High School has been postponed until next week because of the virus.

The district said COVID-19 cases are impacting Palm Beach Gardens High School football players but not the entire school. They did not say how many players have contracted the virus.

The game has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 6 at Vero Beach High School at 5 p.m.

Palm Beach Gardens High School is looking to rebound from a Week 1 loss to Atlantic High School, 21-14. Vero Beach is coming off a big win last week against perennial power Miami Northwestern High School, defeating the Bulls 19-13.

The school district released the following statement on the rescheduling:

"Thank you to District families for understanding the postponement of the football game between Palm Beach Gardens High School and Vero Beach High School.

We are looking forward to the matchup, which has been rescheduled for next Wednesday, September 6 at 5 p.m. at Vero Beach High School.

We want to ensure the best football game is played on the field. Although we did not have enough players due to illness to face off as initially scheduled, the District wishes the Gators the best of luck next week."

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