KNOX, Pa. – Keystone’s football game at Conemaugh Valley slated for Saturday at 1 p.m. has been canceled due to a COVID-19 case at Keystone High School.
The cancelation was reported by the both Ferndale Twitter account – Ferndale co-ops with Conemaugh Valley – and the Conemaugh Valley Twitter account. The game is also listed as canceled on the Keystone Athletic game’s calendar on the school’s website.
This Saturday’s Varsity Football game has been cancelled by Keystone HS due to a COVID case in their school. For the safety of our players and schools, they felt as if it were best to cancel the game. CV Blue Jays will have a bye week this Saturday 10/17.
— Ferndale Area JSHS (@FAYellowJackets) October 15, 2020
The Saturday Varsity Football game has been canceled. Keystone HS is currently performing contact tracing due to COVID-19. We hope everyone at Keystone High School is safe and healthy and everyone recovers quickly. The football team will have a bye week this Saturday 10/17.
— Conemaugh Valley School District (@CVBlueJays) October 15, 2020
Keystone released a statement Thursday, Oct. 15, that in part said that if there was a confirmed case within an athletic team the entire athletic team would have to quarantine per Pennsylvania Department of Health guidelines. It was not specified in the release if the case was within a team nor was it specified if an athletic team was being quarantined and D9and10Sports.com cannot confirm that the football team has to quarantine.
The Panthers are 3-2 on the season following a 26-0 loss to Redbank Valley last week. Keystone had originally been scheduled to play Sheffield Friday night but that game was canceled when the Wolverines canceled their season following a season-opening 86-0 loss to Keystone. The Panthers then picked up Conemaugh Valley within the last couple of weeks.
Keystone was also scheduled to play at Union/A-C Valley Oct. 23, but that game was canceled because the Falcon Knights qualified for the District 9 Class 1A playoffs. It is unknown at this time if Keystone will elect to play games the final two weeks of the season – Oct. 30 and Nov. 6.
Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect that it is unknown if a sports team is currently quarantining.