Panthers cancel game against Knights due to COVID protocols, makeup Tuesday

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SHENANDOAH, Dec. 4 — As the fourth quarter of the junior varsity matchup between Page County and Turner Ashby was set to start on Friday evening, school officials met with referees on the court for a discussion. After a 10-minute deliberation, PCHS Athletic Director Bill Simmons announced to the crowd that the JV game would not continue and the varsity girls basketball game between the Panthers and the Knights would be rescheduled.

Simmons told the crowd that the measures were being taken in an “abundance of caution”. After the game, the athletic director simply told PVN Sports that the move was due to “COVID protocols.”

On Saturday, Simmons posted a notice that last night’s varsity girls basketball game between Page and T.A. will be played at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 7. All tickets purchased last night will be honored at Tuesday’s game.

Next Friday, Dec. 10, the Panthers will host Broadway (varsity only) for a special 6:30 p.m. tip-off. The game originally scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 7 will be played Monday, Jan. 3, when Page travels to Turner Ashby.

After a 7-5 record last season, the Panthers are currently 1-0 on the new season after winning their opener on the road Tuesday at Broadway, 49-30. Despite the win, Page County suffered a big loss during that game as senior Leah Hilliard suffered an ACL injury and is out for the remainder of her senior season. That leaves the Panthers with only eight players on their roster, with two seniors, three juniors and three sophomores.

For full schedules, rosters and standings — check out the Bull Run District website.

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