High school football: Troy unable to play at Xenia due to COVID-19 testing

Troy High School announced Thursday its varsity football game at Xenia on Friday night is off.

The Trojans are unable to play because of positive COVID-19 testing on the varsity roster and resulting quarantines.

The junior varsity (Saturday) and freshman games (Thursday) were still to be played while the varsity game will be a no-contest.

“While we are saddened to lose any game on our schedule, we will always put the safety of our student-athletes first,” Troy athletic director David Palmer said in a statement. “We will do everything we can to get our team healthy and move on with the rest of our season.”

A decision on whether or not Troy’s annual rivalry game with Piqua will be played Sept. 3 as scheduled will be made next week according to THS.

The Trojans opened the season with a 38-20 loss to Chaminade Julienne last week.

Xenia, under new head coach Maurice Harden, is 1-0 after beating Greene County rival Beavercreek 34-14 last week.

Freshman Gavin McManus threw for 202 yards and three touchdowns in his varsity debut for the Buccaneers.

Xenia is scheduled to play at Fairborn next week.

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