Bucs dodge another COVID-19 shut down


Dylan Schohn, Online Editor

The Bucs dropped another loss on April 9, in what turned out to be the last game of the year for Belvidere North.

Junior Justin Dennis said, “It’s scary to see a school right across town get shutdown when we just played them.”

The NIC-10 has had four football teams shut down due to positive cases as Guilford and Boylan join shut Belvidere North. Auburn has been quarantined for the last two weeks, but are expected to be cleared to play for the final week.

Belvidere’s game for the final week of the season is still up in the air as COVID-19 has been shutting down schools all over the NIC-10.

Bucs Football Head Coach Jim Morrow said, “It was hopeful that every team would play the entire schedule without COVID issues, but realistically it was inevitable that there would be some.  I think the football programs and athletic directors did an excellent job with prevention measures and procedures.  It took a great deal of adaptability to make this spring football experience possible.  I think everyone is grateful for the opportunity to play and made the most from a difficult situation.”

Belvidere is the only Football team standing in Boone County as North Boone and Belvidere North have been shut down due to positive cases.

BHS did have a shutdown scare during the game against Freeport, as a coach did test positive. This lead to all wide receivers being quarantined, but the Bucs were allowed to keep to playing.

Senior Kaleb Hayes, who was quarantined with the virus, said, “I was excited to play this year, but getting quarantined really brought down my excitement.”

The Bucs play Jefferson at Auburn at 6:00 tonight.