Grand Blanc Freshmen Football Season Ends Over COVID-19 Exposure
The Grand Blanc High School Freshmen football season came to a end on Wednesday with just one game left to play.
A group of team players attended a party on October 16th and were exposed to a individual who tested positive for the coronavirus. Ten team members are now to a 14 day self quarantine.
According to Head Coach Andy Torok, one team member was experiencing some symptoms on Sunday and attended practice on Monday believing his symptoms were seasonal allergies. Coach Torok told us on a phone call he made the decision to cancel the final game against Saline and end the season to protect not only the opposing team, but his other players.
"I needed to think not only of my other 47 players, but the other team as well. We have a strict COVID screening process before practice and have been diligent about that. It was the right thing to do", Coach Torok said.
Head Coach Torok took to his Facebook page to let his team know how proud he was of the season they played saying, "I want to tell you guys how proud I am of you. Words can’t express how much respect and gratitude I have for this team .Not many High School Football Programs have the opportunity of having 2 middle school teams join as one when they enter their Freshman Year."
He went on to note that the high school football season has posed challenges for many teams throughout the state. "2020 has dealt many High School Football Teams with cancellations of a few games or their entire season and look at us. We were able to play 5 games and play them well", he said.
Coach Torok mentioned there is no concern of cross contamination with the JV & Varsity football teams since Grand Blanc has run their practices and games without use of locker rooms this year to insure strict health and safety measures for their student athletes.