Cienega was hoping to have its Senior Night on Friday after Laveen Cesar Chavez agreed to make the trip to Vail, but that plan is now canceled because one of the Bobcats’ players tested positive for COVID-19.
Cienega coach Pat Nugent confirmed the Bobcats will not play against Chavez, which made an arrangement Tuesday to make the trip after Phoenix North canceled its game this week with the school.
Nogales has also cancelled its game at Tucson High, Badgers coach Justin Argraves confirmed.
The Apaches have yet to play a game. Their first two games against Sahuarita and Cienega were canceled because a player tested positive for COVID-19.
The Nogales School District last month returned all classes at the high school to remote because of COVID-19.
Cienega was originally scheduled to play at Buena on Friday, but the Colts are out until after Nov. 30 because of a COVID-19 outbreak at the high school.
Cienega’s home game next week with Marana will likely also be canceled because the Bobcats must have a 14-day quarantine period, Nugent indicated.
The Bobcats (2-0) are learning remotely from the high school per the arrangement with the Vail School District to allow the team to play.
The season involving Southern Arizona schools goes through Dec. 18. If the Bobcats do not play next Friday, that leaves four potential games from Nov. 27 to Dec. 18 for them to play.
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