WABASH, Ind. (WANE) — Southwood’s undefeated season may not be coming to an early end after all. Earlier this week the team was notified it had been ruled out of postseason play due to a COVID situation which required all members of the football team to quarantine for the next 14 days.
Late Wednesday afternoon Coach Dave Snyder was notified that his team will be able to play if everyone tests negative for COVID. Testing is ongoing, but so far all the results have been negative. The team is not allowed to practice or gather as a group and they are still considered to be under quarantine.
When speaking with WANE 15 sports director Glenn Marini Tuesday night, Snyder said he was emotional when contacting his players – who were not allowed to meet face-to-face – to break the news. That’s obviously since changed.
Southwood was 9-0 in the regular season and ranked 3rd in the state’s latest 1A poll. The Knights were set to open sectional play this Friday at home against rival Northfield in a game that was to be featured on the Highlight Zone as one of the area’s best match-ups.