Lisbon Boys Granted Chance To Finish Season
Updated: Nov 7, 2020
BY DAVE SHEA
The Golden Knights are coming back.
Lisbon Central Boys Soccer Coach Dick Marcellus confirmed on Wednesday night that the Golden Knights have been granted a chance to finish the season barring any further complications from COVID-19.
Earlier this week, after a meeting between Coach Marcellus and school administrators, it was decided that the boys soccer season would end after 14 players were forced to quarantine after being exposed to a Harrisville player who later tested positive for COVID-19.
According to Coach Marcellus a zoom meeting was held on Wednesday night after several players and parents contacted Superintendent of Schools Pat Farrand asking that the season be completed after the quarantine ends. At the meeting it was decided that the Knights could finish their season.
The Lisbon players who are not in quarantine or ineligible to practice will return to practice today (Friday) and the 14 players presently in quarantine can return to practice on Nov. 10 and practice for two days before a game with Heuvelton on Nov. 12. That game would be the final game of the season unless a makeup for one of the games which were previously cancelled can be scheduled.
"I am very happy for the guys and for me it will be great to see them play one more time and possibly two. I love watching them play. All of our players who have been tested for COVID-19 so far have come back negative," said Coach Marcellus.
"But we all know that if one our players tests positive then the season is over. Pat (Superintendent Pat Farrand) and everyone at the meeting was very clear on that."