Crisp County benches football practices are a cautionary measure

Crisp County benches football practices are a cautionary measure
Crisp County Cougars (Source: WALB)

CORDELE, Ga. (WALB) - One of the latest football programs to be impacted by the Coronavirus Pandemic is the Crisp County Cougars.

Athletic Director Jimmy Hughes tells me all practices have been benched after a player began showing signs of Coronavirus.

It’s not been confirmed whether the player has COVID-19 or not, Hughes said canceling practice is a cautionary measure.

The shut down started Thursday.

The player has been tested and is awaiting results.

Hughes said that could take anywhere from three to 7 days.

Once the results come in, they’ll decide how to move forward.

For now, all practice is suspended.

The Cougars are slated to open their season against Tift County.

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