HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — The St. James High School football game against North Myrtle Beach has been cancelled, the school announced.
The non-region game was scheduled for Oct. 30. St. James’ homecoming is now scheduled for Nov. 13 against Waccamaw.
This comes as two Horry County volleyball teams are under quarantine after a St. James player tested positive for COVID-19.
St. James and Sumter junior varsity football teams were also placed in quarantine after two St. James players tested positive before a game against Sumter last week.
St. James Athletic Director Billy Hurston told News13 that DHEC thought both positive players traveled with the team so said they originally couldn’t play but once DHEC was told they weren’t with the team and not at practice days before, DHEC did not recommend to not play the game.
“I was on the phone with the Sumter AD 3 times and our principal talked to him too. They wanted to play the game so we did. Neither player was on the bus nor with the team Wednesday or Thursday.”