Hornet football to open season against Johnston City

The Nashville Hornets will open their season with an away game at Johnston City, the school announced Wednesday night.

The Hornets were going to play the Carlyle Indians, but, according to Section618.com’s Darren Kinnard, Carlyle had low enrollment based on quarantine orders.

In a letter Thursday addressed to families, Carlyle Superintendent Annie Gray said all three campuses were placed on outbreak status with positive COVID cases still increasing. Friday has been marked as a remote learning day for that district.

Johnston City’s opponent Edwards County had to bow out of their contest due to COVID protocols. 

Elsewhere in the SIRR-Mississippi conference, a Pinkcneyville home game against Red Bud had to be canceled due to a player testing positive. Several other players on the team were also showing symptoms, forcing the program into a two-week shutdown.

Updated to include information from Carlyle Superintendent Annie Gray

Photo cut line: The Nashville Hornets take the field during a home game during the spring 2021 season. Photo by Charles Guffey.

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