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Chrisman football season ends due to COVID-19 exposure

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Posted at 6:59 PM, Nov 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-06 14:04:22-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — 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.

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.