Apr. 15—The Haverhill High varsity football team is under quarantine because a player tested positive for COVID-19, school officials said.
Superintendent Margaret Marotta said because the player is infected the entire team must quarantine according to public health rules. The two-week quarantine began Wednesday of last week, school officials said.
The Hillie football season was postponed last fall due to the pandemic and moved to what is called the Fall 2 season. Practices began Feb. 22.
Athletic Director Tom O’Brien said the varsity team has played three games so far and was scheduled to play Billerica at Billerica last Friday night. That game was canceled due to the quarantine.
O’Brien said the freshman football team will continue its season as planned, as will other sports teams at the high school.
The football season is scheduled to end April 24 and there will be no playoffs due to the shortened season, O’Brien said.
The varsity team is composed of sophomores, juniors and seniors.