SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (ABC4 News) – The Bingham-Weber high school football game set for this Friday was canceled after three Bingham players tested positive for COVID-19.
Sandy Riesgraf with the Jordan School District confirmed the cancellation Wednesday. Friday would have been the first game of the season between the two schools.
“Everybody is really disappointed,” said Bingham High Football coach Dave Peck.
The coach told ABC4 that two of the positive tests are brothers and the other is a close friend. Principals from both schools spoke and decided it was in the best interest of both schools to play it safe.
Officials say the entire teams have been tested for the virus and so far nobody is symptomatic, including the players who tested positive. The team is expected to get test results by Monday.
The Utah high school football season is set to kick off on Thursday with Herriman taking on Davis, and a full slate of games is scheduled for Friday. Defending 6A state champion Corner Canyon High will be aiming for its third straight title.
Bingham High School had planned to only seat capacity at 25% for Friday’s game along with other measures to keep fans safe.