DEKALB – DeKalb High School announced that its IHSA football game with Naperville North on Saturday was canceled because of “potential exposure risk” to COVID.
Naperville North played Neuqua Valley on March 20. Shortly after, Wildcats head coach Bill Ellinghaus announced that Neuqua football was pausing for two weeks due to a positive COVID test.
This morning the Health Department determined that our varsity football program was in “close contact” to a positive COVID case in last week game. Our players and coaches have done everything right and will continue to do so. We are proud of our kids for handling this adversity— Naperville North FB (@HuskieFB) March 27, 2021
A DeKalb High School press release stated that “Naperville 203 and Naperville North High School were contacted by the DuPage County Health Department in regard to a positive COVID-19 case for a Neuqua Valley High School football player…As of Wednesday, March 24 guidance provided to NNHS resulted in 3 NNHS football players being required to quarantine.”
Late Friday, the DuPage County Health Department determined that, “all Naperville North High School football team players who participated in the game on 3/20/2021 are required to quarantine for 14 days after exposure, and it is recommended that all players get tested for current infection 5-7 days after exposure.”
Naperville North’s April 3 contest against Naperville Central will also be canceled.
Waubonsie Valley is scheduled to host DeKalb on Saturday and play at Neuqua Valley on April 10. The Warriors are scheduled to host Naperville North on April 16.