Foothill will play the semi-finals of its North Coast Section II football division at Pleasanton School on Saturday, a day later than scheduled, due to COVID-19 protocols, coach Greg Haubner said Thursday night.
Player Foothill tested positive for the virus last week and unvaccinated players were unable to train until Thursday, Haubner added.
The falcons, seeded with the third seed, travel to Ronert Park to play in the finals of Rancho Kotate, seeded second. The game starts on Saturday at 19:00.
The winner will play the best-seeding San Ramon Valley or Campolindo # 4 in the final next weekend. Campo visits Vietnam on Friday evening.
Foothill beat San Leandro 39-13 in the first round last weekend after four Touchdown passes from Nick Walsh.
Rapid antigen testing is underway on campus to allow unvaccinated and exposed students at school to be eligible for modified quarantine, provided the student tests negative and shows no symptoms, according to the Pleasanton Unified School District.
As part of the so-called abbreviated quarantine testing, the district states on its website that “if either an unvaccinated student or a positive person is exposed during exposure at school, close contact should be quarantined at home. PUSD Pandemic Services offers off-campus testing by invitation only if the student can take testing outside of full quarantine in accordance with CDPH guidelines. This test is performed on the 7th day after exposure. If the result is negative, the student can return to class on the 8th day if the symptoms persist. ”
The delay in the foothills follows news this week that Arcata has lost the NCS Division VI semi-finals against Justin-Siena over COVID-19 issues.