CORAL GABLES, FLA. (WSVN) – A COVID controversy is preserving a preferred highschool basketball team off the court docket.
Miami-Dade Public Schools dominated that Coral Gables Senior High’s basketball team should forfeit Saturday’s playoff game.
The resolution got here as a result of the team performed final week towards Christopher Columbus High School, the place constructive circumstances of COVID-19 have been reported.
To abide by the M-DCPS laws, the Coral Gables team has to wait 14 days earlier than being allowed to play once more, even supposing none of their gamers or teaching workers have examined constructive for the virus.
“All of our coaches and players tested negative. We produced all that information to the school board,” stated Marcos Molina, the mum or dad of a Coral Gables Senior High scholar. “Today, at 4 o’clock, two hours before game time, we were told that we were not able to participate and eliminated from the state series playoff.”
Unlike Coral Gables, Columbus, an all-boys non-public faculty, doesn’t have to abide by the 14-day window, which means the Columbus team is allowed to proceed enjoying.
Molina stated the Gables team was forced to quarantine after three Columbus gamers examined constructive.
Molina stated that each one he and the Gables team need is to be allowed to play within the subsequent spherical on Monday and for his or her team to be handled pretty.
In a video that was posted on-line, team members pleaded to the college district to permit them to play.
“I think we need a chance to play at the regional quarter finals to have a chance for colleges to look at us,” stated team member Rokny Fragoso, a senior, “especially for us who can’t afford colleges … and expecially I want to see my friends go to college that I’ve been playing with since we were kids.”
The team has till Tuesday to play their subsequent game, or the received’t have the ability to transfer ahead within the playoffs.
7News has reached out to M-DCPS for remark, however as of late Saturday evening, has not obtained a response.
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