STRASBURG, Ohio - According to a statement from Strasburg athletic director Gary Spinell, the Strasburg Tigers' varsity football games for Oct. 2 will be postponed "due to some Strasburg football players being exposed to a positive case of COVID-19 from an opposing team during a recent game."
The statement also reads that the affected team members were contacted Wednesday night by the Tuscarawas County Health Department for contact tracing and are being quarantined under guidelines. However, the school stressed that no members of the team have tested positive for COVID-19, and are being quarantined due to exposure during a recent game.
Strasburg becomes the second Inter-Valley Conference team this week to call their initially scheduled contests; on Wednesday, Newcomerstown (who the Tigers played this past Friday in Strasburg) announced their next two football games canceled after discovering a COVID-19 case within the team, forcing the school to switch to remote learning for students (although the school stated it was based on a lack of substitute teachers to replace staff placed in quarantine).
There is no official word on if the Tigers-Saints matchup will be rescheduled.