Jensen Beach High postpones Friday football game vs. John Carroll Catholic, cites COVID-19

Sommer Brugal and Jon Santucci Treasure Coast NewspapersPublished 3:13 PM EDT Sep 22, 2020MARTIN COUNTY —

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MARTIN COUNTY — Jensen Beach High School has postponed Friday's varsity football game against John Carroll Catholic because of COVID-19 concerns, officials said Tuesday.  

Jensen Beach has ordered nearly 138 students this week to quarantine because they were contacts of a presumed positive coronavirus case in the school. 

"Due to the volume of transitions to quarantine protocol carried out over the weekend and (Tuesday), Jensen Beach High School has postponed its varsity game (Friday)," district spokesperson Jennifer DeShazo in a statement. 

The game has been rescheduled for Oct. 23.

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"Due to Jensen Beach High School quarantining many of their students this week and in exercising cuation to keep our varsity football players safe," Friday's game has been postponed, Mickey Groody, John Carroll's athletic director and football coach, said in a statement. 

“Our top priority is to always keep out students, coaches, faculty, staff and families safe," Groody said. 

Jensen Beach is the fourth team on the Treasure Coast to have to quarantine a large number of football players.

St. Lucie West Centennial High, Fort Pierce Westwood Academy and Vero Beach High have had games canceled or postponed because students were ordered to quarantine. Martin County High's game against Centennial was postponed because of Centennial's quarantine.

Jensen Beach athletic director Anthony Calzadilla and football coach Tim Caffey could not immediately be reached for comment.

Sommer Brugal is TCPalm's education reporter for Indian River, St Lucie and Martin counties. You can keep up with Sommer on Twitter @smbrugal and give her a call at 772-221-4231

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