COVID-19 confirmed in GHS football (With updated Kirk Academy info)

By CHUCK HATHCOCK
Sports Editor

The GrenadaStar has learned from Athletic Director Dr. Lyle Williams that the Grenada High School football program has suspended summer workouts until July 13 due to positive COVID-19 cases found within the program.

“We do have confirmed cases,” Williams said. “As far as I know, it is limited to football.”

He credited his coaching staff for following all the proper procedures with the athletes prior to and during practice.

“Our coaches have done everything to ensure the safety of our student athletes,” Williams said. “They take temperatures every day and ask questions regards to their health, and who they have come in contact with. Social distancing has been used throughout workouts.”

Williams thinks the cases are a result of the current spike among Grenada County’s general public.

Williams said the district will continue to monitor the number of positive numbers in the county on a consistant basis.

“We will look at things Saturday and Sunday and all throughout next week,” Williams said. We as a district are looking at everything we can do to keep the kids healthy.”

Kirk Academy

At Kirk Academy, football parent Carlton Goodson confirmed today the he received an email from Coach Mike Beagle through the school’s email system on June 26.

The email stated that weight room work and contact work were suspended 14 days starting June 29 for a positive test for COVID. When contacted by the GrenadaStar last week, Beagle refused to comment on the issue, citing laws regarding student information on injury and illness.

Kirk players are set to return to action July 13.