EL PASO, TEXAS (KTSM) – Coronado High School’s home game on Oct. 16 against Montwood High School was postponed because of a positive diagnosis of COVID-19 at Coronado, El Paso Independent School District confirmed to KTSM on Tuesday evening.
The El Paso Times was the first to report the postponement.
Thursday’s Americas-Socorro football game at the SAC has also been postponed due to COVID-19 issues, multiple sources confirmed to KTSM on Tuesday.
No make-up dates for either of the postponed games has been set as of yet.
The T-Birds will be on a hiatus for two weeks, according to an EPISD spokesperson. Coronado’s game on Oct. 23 vs. Americas was also postponed, the district said.
Due to COVID-19, Americas will not be playing a game until Oct. 29 at the earliest. The Trail Blazers haven’t played since Oct. 2, after their Oct. 9 game with Eastlake was also postponed due to COVID-19, in addition to this week against Socorro and next week against Coronado.
A source told KTSM that Montwood will not be playing any replacement games this week, either. It was originally thought that District 1-6A could move Pebble Hills into the slot vacated by Coronado, but instead, Montwood and Pebble Hills will be on a bye as well.
Coronado-Montwood and Americas-Socorro are the 12th and 13th games, respectively, to be postponed this season due to COVID-19. Coronado-Americas on Oct. 16 will be at least the 14th postponement.