UPDATE, Nov. 6 | A district spokesman told 41 Action News two players from the football team tested positive for COVID-19.
ORIGINAL STORY, Nov. 5 |William Chrisman became the fourth Kansas City area high school to have its football season ended prematurely due to COVID-19 exposure.
Sad to announce our season has come to an abrupt ending and we won’t be able to compete this Friday. So many good memories to look back on this season and we’re proud of the players at all 3 levels who showed up every day to work hard and compete! Seniors, you will be missed! https://t.co/JyZLEgxzr4— William Chrisman Bears Football (@ChrismanBearsFB) November 6, 2020
The Bears, who beat Ruskin in last Friday’s district opener, were scheduled to play at top-seeded Grain Valley in the Missouri Class 5, District 7 semifinals.
The Eagles instead have a bye to the district final against the winner of Raytown, 7-3, at Belton, 8-1, which kicks off at 7 p.m. on Friday.
Chrisman finishes the season 2-9.
Rockhurst, Lee’s Summit North and Oak Park also had to forfeit district playoff games due to COVID-19 cases or exposures and the resulting quarantines.