Positive COVID-19 tests on DWU football team led to postponed game
Numerous positive COVID-19 tests on the Dakota Wesleyan University football team resulted in it postponing Saturday’s game against Concordia (Neb.). It will now be played on Nov. 21 at Joe Quintal Field, acting as the regular season finale for the Tigers.
“We had a few positive cases come in late last week,” DWU athletic director Jon Hart said. “Then after running contact tracing we came to the determination we couldn’t get the game in.”
DWU is still planning on hosting Midland (Neb.) at 1 p.m. on Oct. 17 at Joe Quintal Field, though will run more tests early in the week.
“As of right now, we still plan to play on Saturday,” Hart said. “We’ll probably test a few more kids and we’ll evaluate that early next week, and hopefully we’ll be in position to play next Saturday.”
The football team had a limited practice on Thursday when DWU announced the game was being postponed. It did not practice on Friday and is currently in quarantine. Hart didn’t know when DWU would return to the practice field.
“We’re just in a holding pattern right now,” he said.
DWU is 1-3 this season, coming off its first win of the year on Oct. 3 when it defeated Doane (Neb.), 29-26.