More Greater Cincinnati high schools are altering their football schedules amid COVID-19 protocols.
For a second week in a row, Ohio high schools are looking for games as several football teams have either had players test positive for COVID-19 or are quarantined due to existing protocols.
Bethel-Tate in Clermont County is the latest school to be affected. Coach Jeff Essig's Tigers won at Cincinnati College Prep Academy on Saturday, 20-6. Sophomore quarterback Cameron Snider had three touchdown passes, two to Wyatt Burton and one to Gauge Dunn.
Three days later, the Tigers are sidelined.
New Richmond athletic director Doug Foote acknowledged their home game with Bethel-Tate this Friday is off as he seeks a replacement. The Lions lost to Northwest 44-37 in week one and were seeking their first victory.
Likewise, Taylor AD Larry Herges says Bethel-Tate's contest with the Yellowjackets on Sept. 3 was canceled by Bethel-Tate AD Evan Shepherd. Taylor was contacted by North Canton but the four-hour drive wasn't desirable.
"COVID and heat is putting all of us on edge this week," Herges said.
Taylor came from behind last week to defeat Greenon 38-17 giving new Yellowjackets coach David Dransman a win in his debut.
Last week, Lebanon pulled out of their opening game with Springboro due to quarantines and contact tracing. COVID-19 issues at Lockland and Hillcrest resulted in Reading and Finneytown playing a league game won by Reading 47-6.
Summit Country Day missed a game when Hughes couldn't play. The Silver Knights now begin their season Friday at Cincinnati Country Day.
The Enquirer will continue to update with cancellations and rescheduling.