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Benedictine and Peru State College Football Opener Postponed
Copyright: Raven Athletics
09/02/2020

ATCHISON, Kan. – The upcoming football game between Benedictine College and Peru State College, originally scheduled for Sept. 12 on O'Malley Field at Larry Wilcox Stadium, has been postponed.

"This decision was made out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our student-athletes," stated Commissioner Lori Thomas. "The conference and teams are adhering to the outlined guidelines in the Heart Promise."

The decision comes after contact tracing and quarantine procedures were enacted. Quarantine results when individuals come in close contact to a positive COVID-19 case, so some players on both teams had to complete a 14-day quarantine. Delaying this game will allow student-athletes to return to the field of play in the safest manner possible by allowing the appropriate time for practice and physical reconditioning. 

The make-up date for the Ravens-Bobcats is set for Oct. 10 back on the Benedictine campus with kickoff set for 1 p.m. That date was originally scheduled as a bye week for teams around the Heart as they transitioned from cross-divisional play to divisional play on Oct. 17.

More information on how Benedictine is working through these challenging times is available at www.benedictine.edu/coronavirus/index. More information regarding the Heart Promise is available on the Heart website at www.heartofamericaconference.com.


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