HENDERSON, Ky. — Just hours after winning its first Second Region championship in five years, Henderson County’s varsity boys soccer team saw its season come to an abrupt end, The Henderson Gleaner reported.
The team is now in quarantine after coming in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 and must forfeit its first-round state tournament game at South Warren scheduled for Saturday.
"We have been notified this morning that our boys soccer team was exposed to a person that tested positive for COVID-19 this week," a statement from HCHS athletic director Mark Andrews said. "Per the Green River District Health Department, the entire varsity boys soccer team will be quarantined for 14 days. As a result, Henderson County High School will be required to forfeit the Semi-State Round 1 game scheduled for Saturday at South Warren High School."
"Obviously, it's very disappointing that the season ended like this," Henderson County coach Benson Pryor said told the newspaper. "Every coach has known all season that this was a possibility. It's unfortunate because we really would have liked a chance (in the state tournament)."
On Thursday night in Madisonville, the Colonels defeated University Heights 3-2 to capture their first regional title since 2015. Henderson County finishes 8-2-1.
Seventh-ranked South Warren will advance to the state quarterfinals and play Daviess County.