MERCER, Pa. – Mercer has canceled Tuesday’s boys soccer state tournament match against Belleville Mennonite due to COVID-19 issues within the school.
In a letter issued Monday, Superintendent Ronald Rowe, Jr said the school would be extending remote learning through at least Nov. 30. As a result, all extracurricular activities for that period have been postponed.
“At this time, multiple additional positive cases have been reported for students at Mercer High School,” Rowe said. “Given the number of cases in a short time frame, Mercer Middle/High School will be extending remote learning instructional days through the Thanksgiving break.
“Additionally, all Mercer Middle/High School extracurricular activities are also postponed during the remote learning instructional days (11/9-11/30),” he added. “Students should practice social distancing outside of the school setting as well in an effort to contain any further spread.”
The PIAA confirmed in a tweet Monday that the Class 1A first round match between the Mustangs and the Thunder had been canceled and Belleville Mennonite would advance.
#PIAASoccer Please note the 1A Boys’ Soccer contest Mercer v Belleville Mennonite has been cancelled. Belleville will be advanced to Saturday’s quarterfinal to play Brockway HS at a time to be determined https://t.co/Tbx7uvkuNa
— PIAA (@PIAASports) November 9, 2020