Powell County High School requested that their football game against Pendleton County be postponed because of a quarantine status at Powell County.
According to Lexington Herald Leader, "Fifty-seven people were quarantined in Powell County after a middle school teacher tested positive for COVID-19, district officials said Tuesday."
Powell Superintendent Anthony Orr sent a letter home to parents that 52 students and five teachers have been quarantined after being exposed during a single day from a teacher that had tested positive for Covid-19. It is important to not that quarantine means they have been exposed but there has been no additional positive tests from the 57.
"We appreciate the communication with Powell County, and we'll work together to reschedule as quickly as possible. Wildcat Football and Pendleton County wish Powell County well during this time," said Pendleton County Athletic Director Jordan Woodruff.
It is important to note that Pendleton County Athletics have been healthy throughout the return to athletic play and this postponement is not based on any Pendleton County health issues.
Powell County is a Class 3A, District 6 opponent for the Wildcats. The home game has been rescheduled for the last week of the season in place of the Nicholas County game. Pendleton lost to Powell County in 2019, 42-18.
The Wildcats are scheduled to travel to Fleming County on Friday, October 16.