UPPER DUBLIN TWP, Pa. – Upper Dublin has informed the PIAA that it won’t play its PIAA Class 5A semifinal game vs. Cathedral Prep.
The Ramblers now advance to the PIAA title game vs. the winner of the Pine-Richland/Governor Mifflin game. The title game is set for Friday, Nov. 27 in Hershey.
This is the second straight week Prep has advanced via forfeit having taken a win over Wyoming Valley West last week.
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the forfeit came on the same day Upper Dublin superintendent Steve Yanni said the team had bren cleared to return to practice. The team hadn’t practiced Tuesday or Wednesday because of possible exposure to COVID-19 the paper said.
The PIAA announcement didn’t indicate a reason for the forfeit.
According to a COVID-19 dashboard on the Upper Dublin website, two students at Upper Dublin High School were reported as COVID-19 positive Thursday, Nov. 19. Teo students at the high school were also reported positive on Wednesday, according to the dashboard, which indicates the school has been notified of 12 positive student cases in the high school since Saturday. The dashboard can be accessed via Google sheets from this link.