Wylie High School cancels football for the next two weeks, including game against Cooper


ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Wylie High School has cancelled football for the next two weeks due to COVID-19, including an upcoming game against Cooper High School.

District officials notified parents and staff of the decision to cancel Thursday, saying, “after consulting with the Taylor County Health Department, a decision was made today to
cancel the next two weeks of football games due to positive COVID-19 tests within the
Wylie High School football program.”

No games will take place by the 9th grade, junior varsity, or varsity teams.

Cancelled games include this week’s games against Cooper High School and next week’s games against Palo Duro High School.

As of Tuesday, there were more than 20 cases of COVID-19 reported among students and staff at Wylie ISD, and most of these cases were reported within the past couple weeks.

Anyone who may have been in contact with and affected student or staff member will be notified by the Abilene Taylor County Health Department.

Abilene ISD released the following statement regarding the game cancellation, “the Abilene ISD supports the Wylie’s ISD’s action to cancel games on both Thursday and Friday nights. This decision to place student health and safety above all else is indicative of its commitment to student success in the Abilene community. We are saddened to not have the opportunity to showcase students from both districts at Shotwell this week. We look forward to seeing the Cooper Cougars back in action next week for the start of District 3-5A competition.”

AISD students and parents who purchased tickets for the upcoming games against Wylie High can take advantage of one of these two options to receive a refund:

OPTION 1 – Tickets can be refunded at the AISD administration ticket office (241 Pine St.) or at Cooper High School beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. 

OPTION 2 – Tickets can be returned and exchanged for the Cooper vs. Justin Northwest game at the AISD administration ticket office or at Cooper High School beginning on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. 

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