Wallace-Rose Hill’s football team cleared to play in Saturday’s state championship after COVID cases found

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCT) — Wallace-Rose Hill’s football team has been cleared to play in the Class 2-A state championship on Saturday after COVID-19 cases were discovered involving players on the team.

HighSchoolOT.com is reporting officials with the Duplin County Health Department and Duplin County Schools conducted testing for all the football players on Friday. The team has since been cleared to play after the results of those tests cleared the players.

“We are excited to announce that tomorrow’s 2A NCHSAA state football championship game will proceed as scheduled,” the joint statement said. “Thank you to everyone involved for your collaboration and support.”

Wallace-Rose Hill (13-2) is scheduled to face Shelby (14-1) at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh.

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