By Erik Harris, sports editor
UPDATE: The Moody High School football team has been forced to quarantine for two weeks as a precaution to COVID-19 cases within the program.
The Blue Devils will not take the field for the next two weeks, missing previously scheduled contests with John Carroll Catholic (Aug. 28) and Hayden (Sept. 4). Moody has managed to push both games to later dates.
The Blue Devils, according to the team’s Twitter account, will now host John Carroll on Sept. 25 and visit Hayden on Oct. 30.
The alteration wipes out a cross-classification game with Springville, which was slated for Oct. 30 in Springville. The Blue Devils plan to visit the Tigers in 2021.
MOODY — According to a social media post from the team’s Twitter account, the Moody Blue Devils have been forced to quarantine for the next two weeks, due to a coronavirus outbreak.
The school released the following statement on Monday afternoon: “Due to positive COVID19 cases closely related to the Moody High School football program, MHS will cancel or postpone the football games for the next two Friday nights against John Carroll Catholic High School and Hayden High School (August 28 and September 4, 2020). This is in accordance with AHSAA and ADPH guidelines to ensure the safety of our student-athletes and fans. We look forward to seeing everyone on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 7:00 pm in Bill Morris Stadium.”
The Blue Devils are scheduled to host Region 6 rival Leeds on Friday, Sept. 11. Moody opened its season with a 27-7 home loss to Elmore County last Friday.